Brooke, Edward William (1919-)

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Brooke was the first African-American U.S. senator since Reconstruction. A member of the Republican party, he represented Massachusetts in the Senate. Earlier he was a Captain in the U.S. Army, earned a law degree, and as the Attorney General of Massachusetts was known as an aggressive prosecutor and crimebuster.

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Brooke on the Web:
Basic Black: Program Schedule/Edward Brooke
Biography links to WGHB Boston.

Encyclopaedia Britannica
A concise biography.

2001 Trumpet Awards Honorees: Edward Brooke
Presentation of the 2001 Trumpet Award established in 1993.