Alabama Academy of Honor

Frank Hardy Bromberg, Jr.

The following biographical sketch was compiled at the time of induction into the Academy in 1996, updated October 2002.

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. is married to Lella Hudson Clayton, and this union has been blessed with four children and seven 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 have not kept 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 has 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. has 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 is well known.

The primary concern of his busy life is his family. He not only sets a good example for his family, but by example these loved one see him as a supporter of the Cathedral Church of the Advent where he has been Senior Warden and Sunday School Superintendent.