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Brooke, Edward W. (Edward William), 1919-2015


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    • Edward William
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    • us: Brooke, Edward, 1919-2015
    • us: Brooke, Ed, 1919-2015
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    • Brooke, Edward W. (Edward William), 1919-
    • Brooke, Edward William, 1919-
  • Sources

    • found: His The challenge of change, 1966:title page (Edward W. Brooke)
    • found: Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. Edward Brooke addresses to the 24th annual dinner meeting of National Urban League in Rhode Island [SR] [1963?] :label (Edward Brooke)
    • found: WW America, 39th ed., 1976-1977, vol. 1:(Brooke, Edward William, b. 1919)
    • found: Ed Brooke : biography of a Senator, c1972
    • found: Biog. directory of the U.S. Congress, 1774-present, Oct. 26, 2011(Brooke, Edward William, III; born Oct. 26, 1919 in Washington, D.C.; graduate of Howard University and Boston University Law School; served as attorney general of Mass.; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 1966, representing Mass., reelected in 1972, and served from Jan. 3, 1967, to Jan. 3, 1979; first African American elected to the Senate by popular vote)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, September 9, 2013(Brooke, Edward William, III, Senate years of service: 1967-1979; a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Washington, D.C., October 26, 1919; attended the public schools of Washington, D.C.; graduated from Howard University, Washington, D.C., in 1941; graduated, Boston University Law School 1948; captain, United States Army, infantry, with five years of active service in the European theater of operations; chairman of Finance Commission, city of Boston 1961-1962; elected attorney general of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1962; reelected in 1964; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1966; reelected in 1972 and served from January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1979; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978; first African American elected to the Senate by popular vote; lawyer; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 23, 2004; awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on July 1, 2008, for recognition of his service to the nation; is a resident of Miami, Fla.)
    • found: Wikipedia website, September 10, 2013(Edward Brooke; American politician and was elected to the United States Senate; first African American popularly elected to the Senate; Attorney General of Massachusetts: January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967; United States Army, years of service: 1941-1946)
    • found: Guardian, 4 January 2015(Edward William Brooke, died 3 January 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida; aged 95; first black man to win popular election to US Senate, dies. Elected to Senate in 1966 after two terms as Massachusetts state attorney general, Brooke died of natural causes at his Florida home.)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 29, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Edward WilliamBrooke III; lawyer, U.S. Senator, born 26 October 1919 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; went to Howard University; earned a Bronze Star during World War II; earned LLB degree and an LLM degree from Boston Law School by 1949; worked as legal counsel for the local chapter of the NAACP and served on the board of directors of the Greater Boston Urban League; accepted an appointment to the Boston Finance Commission; elected as Massachusetts attorney general (1962), the first African American ever to win such a statewide position; won election to the U.S. Senate (1966), the first African American to win a Senate seat by popular vote; published his views on racial and economic problems facing black Americans in The Challenge of Change (1966); president Johnson chose him to serve on his Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders; became head of the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (1979); recipient of the NAACP's Spingarn Medal for black achievement (1967), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004); awarded the Congressional Gold Medal ( 2009))
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