BROMBERG, Frederick George, a Representative from Alabama; born in New York City June 19, 1837;
moved with his parents to Mobile, Ala., in February 1838; attended the public
schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1858; studied chemistry at
Harvard University 1861-1863; tutor of mathematics at Harvard University
1863-1865; appointed treasurer of the city of Mobile in July 1867 by Maj. Gen.
John Pope, who commanded the department, and served until January 19, 1869;
member of the State senate 1868-1872; appointed postmaster of Mobile in July
1869 but was removed in June 1871; chairman of the Alabama delegation to the
Liberal Republican Convention at Cincinnati in 1872; elected as a Liberal
Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875);
unsuccessfully contested the election of Jeremiah Haralson to the Forty-fourth
Congress; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice
in Mobile, Ala.; Alabama commissioner of the Worlds Columbian Exposition at
Chicago in 1893; president of the State bar association in 1906; died in
Mobile, Ala., on September 4, 1930; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.
BibliographySizemore, Margaret Davidson. Frederick G. Bromberg of Mobile:
An Illustrious Character, 1837-1928.
The Alabama Review 29 (April 1976): 104-12.