A self-educated and self-made man, Sol Bloom left a successful real estate business to devote himself to politics. He was elected to the House in 1922, and became well-known as a natty dresser down to his signature black-ribboned pince-nez. Bloom chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee during World War II and supported legislation related to national defense, naval expansion, and universal service, as well as measures to secure the rescue of refugees and a world organization dedicated to peace.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Sol Bloom,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/PA2011/PA2011-09-0068a/ (June 26, 2022)
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