BirthdayMarch 8, 1870
BirthplacePekin, USA
Lived78
HoroscopePisces

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Sol Bloom

    Full name: Sol Bloom
    Also known as: Sol Bloom, Bloom, Sol
    Professions: American politician

  2. Sol Bloom Death information

    Died: Monday, 7th of March, 1949 (Age: 78)

  3. Sol Bloom Biography

    Sol Bloom (March 9, 1870 – March 7, 1949) was an American politician from New York who began his career as an entertainment impresario and sheet music publisher in Chicago. He served fourteen terms in the United States House of Representatives from the "silk stocking" affluent district of Manhattan, from 1922 until his death in 1949.Bloom was the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, 1939–1947, 1949, during a critical period of American foreign policy. In the run-up to World War II, he took charge of high priority foreign-policy legislation for the Roosevelt Administration, including authorization for Lend Lease in 1941. He oversaw Congressional approval of the United Nations, and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) which worked to assist millions of displaced people in Europe. He was a member of the American delegation at the creation of the United Nations and San Francisco in 1945, and at the Rio Conference of 1947.Bloom was especially concerned with the fate of European Jews, but was unable to overcome very strong resistance to admitting Jews or any refugees before the war. He argued vigorously after the war that the United States needed to take in larger numbers of refugees. He adopted the Zionist position that Palestine should be the refuge for Jewish victims of the Holocaust. He urgently lobbied President Harry Truman in 1948 to immediately recognize the Jewish state of Israel, which Truman did. When the Republicans took control of the Foreign Affairs Committee after the 1946 election, Bloom worked closely with the new chairman, Charles Eaton. They secured approval for the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan.

  4. Sol Bloom Family

  5. Sources

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=3663800
    http://imdb.com/name/nm1933367