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Benjamin L. Rosenbloom.

Benjamin Louis Rosenbloom (June 3, 1880 – March 22, 1965) was a Jewish member of the United States House of Representatives from West Virginia.[1]

Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania to Russian-Jewish immigrants,[2] Rosenbloom attended the public schools and graduated from the North Braddock High School. He attended West Virginia University at Morgantown, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia in 1905.

He was elected and served as a member of the West Virginia State Senate from 1914 to 1918.

Rosenbloom was elected from West Virginia's 1st District[3] as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1925) as the first Jewish member of Congress from West Virginia. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1924, having become a candidate for the United States Senate. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1924.

He resumed the practice of his profession in Wheeling, published a weekly newspaper from 1933 to 1935, was a councilman and vice mayor of Wheeling, West Virginia from 1935 to 1939, and retired from law practice in 1951. He died in Cleveland, Ohio on March 22, 1965.

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  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  1. ^ United States Congress. "Benjamin L. Rosenbloom (id: R000441)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ "United States Census, 1910", FamilySearch, retrieved March 13, 2018
  3. ^ Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard". Retrieved 2008-08-16.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Matthew M. Neely
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Carl G. Bachmann