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  Brooke III, Edward W.
NameEdward W. Brooke III
Newton, Massachusetts , United States
Born October 26, 1919
DiedJanuary 03, 2015 (95 years)
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Last ModifedRBH
Aug 28, 2015 03:29am
Tags Black - Liberal - Pro-Gay Marriage - Cancer -
Infoborn 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; the first black person ever to be elected to the Senate by popular vote; lawyer; is a resident of Warrenton, Va.



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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Edward Brooke  Discuss
  11/07/1978 MA US Senate Lost 44.85% (-10.21%)
  09/19/1978 MA US Senate- R Primary Won 53.25% (+6.54%)
  11/07/1972 MA US Senate Won 63.53% (+28.80%)
  03/07/1972 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 11.71% (-57.98%)
  03/07/1972 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.99% (-84.33%)
  08/08/1968 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.08% (-83.87%)
  11/08/1966 MA US Senate Won 60.68% (+21.94%)
  11/03/1964 MA Attorney General Won 67.18% (+34.70%)
  11/06/1962 MA Attorney General Won 55.98% (+12.70%)
  09/18/1962 MA Attorney General - R Primary Won 54.88% (+9.76%)
  11/08/1960 MA Secretary of State Lost 47.21% (-4.82%)
MA US President - R Primary - Mar 04, 1980 I John B. Anderson
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
MA US President - R Primary - Apr 30, 1968 R Nelson A. Rockefeller
US President - R Primaries - Jun 11, 1968 R Nelson A. Rockefeller
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall