Frank H. Bromberg Jr.
The following biographical sketch was compiled at the time of induction into the Academy in 1996 and was updated in 2019.
Frank Hardy Bromberg, Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Frank Hardy Bromberg, Sr. and Annie Maude Wilkinson Bromberg. Frank Bromberg, Jr. attended the grammar and high schools of Birmingham. After high school he enrolled at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Four years later he graduated from this institution's school of Business Administration summa cum laude. He pursued his education in the graduate school of New York University where he ranked number one in his class.
Frank Bromberg, Jr. was married to Lella Hudson Clayton, and this union was blessed with four children, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Following his college career, he spent two years of his life as a captain in the United States Air Corps. After being separated from the United States military, Frank Bromberg, Jr. joined the family business of Bromberg & Company, a name that has been respected among jewelers in Alabama and the nation for six generations.
After years of hard work and dedication, Frank Bromberg, Jr. rose through the ranks to the presidency of this successful enterprise. Yet Frank Bromberg's business demands of his time and energy did not keep him from being a good citizen. He continued to be active in Kiwanis, Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Crippled Children's Foundation, and the Better Business Bureau. During his presidency (1969- 70), the Birmingham Kiwanis Club was chosen by Kiwanis International as the Outstanding Large Club in the world.
He accepted the call to serve on the Boards of Directors of both Jefferson Federal Savings & Loan Association and Central Bank of the South. Frank Bromberg, Jr. also rendered unusually splendid service as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama. His support for improved opportunities for the young of this state and nation in the area of higher education was well known.
The primary concern of his busy life was his family. He not only set a good example for his family, but by example these loved ones saw him as a supporter of the Cathedral Church of the Advent where he had been Senior Warden and Sunday School Superintendent.
Frank H. Bromberg, Jr. died on June 4, 2019.