Thursday, February 11, 2016

Edward Brooke is First Popularly Elected African American Senator

Edward Brooke
Pol Light Moment #127 occurred on January 10, 1967, when Edward Brooke (1919-2015) took office as the first popularly elected African American to the United States Senate. Edward Brooke served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1967-1979. Prior to that he had served as the Attorney General of Massachusetts from 1963-1967.

The following news story gives tributes to Edward Brooke after his passing on January 3, 2015.

More information about Edward Booke is available at these links.
Edward Brooke has been featured on other posts at Pol Light. To view them search the blog with the label "Edward Brooke".

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The photo of Edward Brooke is in the Public Domain.

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