History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Dexter C. Bloomer
DEXTER C. BLOOMER was born at Aurora, New York, on the 4th of July, 1810. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but soon after entered upon journalism, serving as an editor both in New York and Ohio. In 1855 he moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he practiced law. He was elected mayor of the city and for several years Receiver of the United States Land Office. He was one of the promoters of the public library of that city and for many years one of the trustees. He was a frequent contributor to historical publications, and in 1895 wrote and published the “Life and Times of Amelia Bloomer,” his wife, who was a noted reformer in New York and Iowa. He was also the author of a “History of Pottawattamie County.” Mr. Bloomer died on the 24th of February, 1900.