BROMWELL, James Edward (1920-2009)

BROMWELL, JAMES EDWARD, a Representative from Iowa; born in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, March 26, 1920; attended Johnson School; graduated from Franklin High School in 1938 and from the University of Iowa in 1942; during the Second World War entered the United States Army as a private, was assigned to the European theater with Headquarters Information and Education Division, served four years, and was discharged as a captain; graduated from the Harvard University School of Business Administration in 1947; returned to the University of Iowa to study law and was graduated in 1950; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Cedar Rapids; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate in 1964 for reelection to the Eighty-ninth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1968; resumed the practice of law until 1974, and practiced again from 1979 to 1986; died on September 11, 2009, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1959-1969, 23 feet.
The papers of James E. Bromwell contain correspondence, campaign files, and subject files, relating to his political career with emphasis on agriculture, civil rights, education, politics, postal service, Republican Party in Iowa, and taxation. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Robert K. Beck papers, 1939-1971, 1.5 linear feet.
Correspondents include James E. Bromwell.

Papers: 1964, 1 item.
A letter from Gerald R. Ford to James E. Bromwell written on November 19, 1964. In the letter, Gerald Ford expresses his regrets regarding the recent election.

Papers: 1961, 1 item.
A letter from Richard M. Nixon to James E. Bromwell written on March 28, 1961. In the letter, Richard Nixon regrets his inability to visit Parsons College.

Papers: 1962, 1 item.
A letter from Richard M. Nixon to James E. Bromwell written on November 16, 1962. In the letter, Richard Nixon congratulates James Bromwell on his election to the House of Representatives; also discusses the Republican showing in the election.

Papers: 1964, 1 item.
A letter from Richard M. Nixon to James E. Bromwell written on November 9, 1964. In the letter, Richard Nixon expresses his regrets concerning the recent election results; hoping to campaign for James Bromwell again sometime in the future.

Papers: In the Frank T. Nye papers, 1942-1983, 15 feet.
Correspondents include James E. Bromwell.

Papers: In the Fred Schwengel papers, 1940-1972, 324 linear feet.
Correspondents include James E. Bromwell.