Louis Bromfield

NAME: Louis Bromfield

BORN: December 27, 1896

PARENTS:

Charles Bromfield and Annette Coulter Bromfield

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Mansfield, Ohio (Richland County)

EDUCATION:

attended, Cornell University Agricultural College
attended, Columbia School of Journalism

OCCUPATION:

journalist, 1919 - 1925
author
naturalist

DIED: March 18, 1956

FAST FACTS:

During the First World War, Bromfield joined the French Army as an ambulance driver. He served for two years and was awarded the Croix de la Guerre medal for his service.

Bromfield's first book, The Green Bay Tree, was published in 1925. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1926 for Early Autumn.

Bromfield purchased "Malabar Farm" in 1938-39. After his death, it became the Louis Bromfield Ecological Center, an experimental farm. It is now managed by Ohio as a state park.