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Representative Sol Bloom of New York, photograph by Harris & Ewing, n.d.

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Representative Sol Bloom of New York

Representative Sol Bloom of New York

Elected in 1922, Representative Sol Bloom of New York (1870–1949) served in Congress until his death in 1949. Partnering with Representative Charles A. Eaton of New Jersey, Bloom chaired or served as ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee between 1939 and 1949. Bloom was one of eight U.S. delegates at the conference that established the United Nations in 1945. A strong supporter of the Marshall Plan, Representative Bloom stated, “the few dollars, although it may seem like a lot of money, to bring civilization back to its proper place . . . will bring us to the greatest return when compared to anything that we could possibly do at the present moment.”