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us: Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949

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        (naf) Pekin (Ill.)
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        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) San Francisco (Calif.)
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        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
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        • Organization: (naf) World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
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        (naf) World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress
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        (naf) United States. Congress
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    • found: His The story of the Constitution, 1986: CIP t.p. (Sol Bloom)
    • found: LC manual auth. card (hdg.: Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, viewed Feb. 15, 2012 (BLOOM, Sol, a Representative from New York; born in Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill., Mar. 9, 1870; moved with his parents to San Francisco, Calif., in 1873; attended the public schools; engaged in the newspaper, theatrical, and music-publishing businesses; superintendent of construction of the Midway Plaisance at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893; moved to New York City in 1903 and engaged in the real estate and construction business; captain in the New York Naval Reserve in 1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Representative-elect Samuel Marx, and reelected to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (Jan. 30, 1923-Mar. 7, 1949); chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses and Eighty-first Congress), Special Committee on Chamber Improvements (Eighty-first Congress); director of the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission; director general of the United States Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission; chairman of the Committee on Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the United States Supreme Court; director and United States Commissioner, New York World's Fair, in 1939; died on Mar. 7, 1949, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Mount Eden Cemetery, Westchester Hills, N.Y.)
    • found: English Wikipedia website, viewed Feb. 15, 2012 (Sol Bloom (Mar. 9, 1870-Mar. 7, 1949) was an entertainment and popular music entrepreneur who billed himself as "Sol Bloom, the Music Man" and served for many years in the United States House of Representatives)
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