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Benjamin Louis Rosenbloom

(1880 - 1965)

ROSENBLOOM, Benjamin Louis, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Braddock, Allegheny County, Pa., June 3, 1880; attended the public schools; was graduated from the North Braddock High School; attended the University of West Virginia at Morgantown; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., in 1905; member of the State senate 1914-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); was not a candidate for renomination in 1924, having become a candidate for the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1924; resumed the practice of his profession in Wheeling; weekly newspaper publisher 1933-1935; councilman and vice mayor of Wheeling, W.Va., 1935-1939; retired from law practice in 1951; died in Cleveland, Ohio, March 22, 1965.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress