Edward Brooke

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Birthday
26, 1919
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Jan 3, 2015 (95)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1919
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Jan 3, 2015 (95)

About

After holding office as Attorney General of Massachusetts during the mid-1960s, this Republican Party politician served two terms in the United States Senate, becoming the first popularly elected African-American to serve in the US Senate. He and Democrat Walter Mondale were the authors of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Before Fame

He graduated from both Howard University and the Boston University School of Law. After finishing his studies at the former institution, he served in the United States Army during World War II.

Trivia

Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters claimed in her 2008 autobiography to have had an affair with Brooke during the 1970s.

Family Life

His marriage to Remigia Ferrari-Scacco resulted in children named Remi and Edwina. With his second wife, Anne, he had a son named Edward.

Associated With

He was the first popularly elected African-American United States Senator; Democrat Carol Moseley Braun was the second.