Meyer Bloomfield, prominent New York Jewish lawyer and vocational expert, is recommended to succeed Secretary of Labor Davis upon the latter’s resignation of his Cabinet post, by Roger W. Babson, financial statistician and economist, in a letter published in “The Jewish Tribune”.
Calling attention to the growing acute unemployment situation, Mr. Babson points out that Mr. Bloomfield has “an unique practice of counsellor on employment stability problems to various corporations. That sort of service is needed in the Government. He has been the confidant of Presidents Harding and Coolidge, and I think he enjoys the confidence of President Hoover. Samuel Gompers, in his autobiography, speaks highly of Mr. Bloomfield. A lifetime of concentration on industrial stability problems, in terms of their human as well as economic meanings, fits one for the present emergency”.
Mr. Bloomfield was born in Bucharest, Roumania, in 1878. He was educated in the College of the City of New York, Harvard University and Boston Law School. In 1905 he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar and settled in Boston. He has been lecturer at various universities, special professor at Boston University, head of the Industrial Service of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, European representative of the “Saturday Evening Post” and industrial advisor for various corporations since 1920. In 1911 Mr. Bloomfield went on a special mission for the War Department to Porto Rico, in 1912 he went to Europe for the U. S. Bureau of Education, and in 1922 he was sent to Russia by President Harding. He is the author of several books and the editor of various economic and industrial series and volumes.