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BROMLEY, Isaac Hill, journalist, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 6 March, 1833. He was graduated at Yale in 1853, studied law, was clerk of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1807 and of the senate in 1858, and in 1858 began the publication of the Norwich "Morning Bulletin." He served as captain in 1862, and afterward was pro-vest marshal, in 1866 he was a member of the legislature. In 1868-'72 he was editor and part proprietor of the Hartford "Evening Post," in 1872 a writer on the editorial staff of the New York "Sun," and editorial writer on the New York "Tribune" from 1873 till 1883, when he was for a few months editor of the "Commercial Advertiser." He was appointed a government director of the Union Pacific railroad in the spring of 1882, and held the office until the spring of 1884. During the presidential canvass of 1884 he edited the Rochester, New York, "Post-Express," and subsequently entered the service of the Union Pacific railroad company, and was appointed assistant to the president in March, 1885.
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