Boston, Mass (Jun. 13)
Ex-State Senator Edward J. Bromberg, who was prominent in public life more than a decade ago, died suddenly last night at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he had been taken following a sudden attack of heart trouble. Mr. Bromberg was in his 66th year.
In 1897 Mr. Bromberg removed from Roxbury to Roslindale, where he immediately took an active interest in all needed local improvements. In 1899 and 1900 he served as a member of the Republican committees of Ward 23, and in 1901 was elected to the Common Council, to which body he was reelected in 1902. In the following year he was elected to the Board of Aldermen. In the next year he was the only Republican Alderman elected in Boston.
His father was a civil war veteran and he himself, a Spanish war veteran. He was active in Zionist circles and a### several Zionist conventions. He was very much interested in the upbuilding of Palestine as the Jewish National Homeland, and recently was secretary of the Lourie Memorial Committee, which sought to establish a grove in Palestine in memory of Judge David A. Lourie. He was also active in the Jewish Tercentenary Committee, of which he was chairman of the program committee.
He was elected to the State Senate in 1907 and served in the governorship of Ex-President Calvin Coolidge. He retired last year as probation officer in Boston.