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Edward Brooke

Edward BrookeAKA Edward William Brooke III

Born: 26-Oct-1919
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Died: 3-Jan-2015
Location of death: Coral Gables, FL
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Massachusetts, 1967-79

Military service: US Army (infantry Captain, WWII)

Liberal Republican, made early attempts to run for Massachusetts Secretary of State and legislature, losing all times. He was Chairman of the Finance Commission of Boston, 1961-62. Brooke became the first black popularly elected to Senate since Reconstruction. Defeated by Paul Tsongas.

Father: Edward William Brooke, Jr. (attorney)
Mother: Helen Seldon Brooke
Wife: Remigia Ferrari-Scacco (m. 1947, div. 1979, two daughters)
Daughter: Remi Cynthia Brooke Goldstone
Daughter: Edwina Helene Brooke Petit
Mistress: Barbara Walters ("several years in the 1970s")
Wife: Anne Fleming (m. 1979, until his death, one son)
Son: Eric Brooke

    University: BS Sociology, Howard University (1941)
    Law School: LLD, Boston University Law School (1948)
    Law School: LLM, Boston University Law School (1949)

    US Senator, Massachusetts (3-Jan-1967 to 3-Jan-1979)
    Attorney General of Massachusetts (1963-67)
    Massachusetts State Official Chairman, Finance Commission, City of Boston (1961-62)
    Steele for Maryland
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 23-Jun-2004
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer

Author of books:
The Challenge of Change: Crisis in our Two-Party System (1966, politics)
Bridging the Divide: My Life (2007, memoir)

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