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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-08 09:09 AM
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145. Edward Brooke III (1919- ), 1st black Senator
Edited on Wed Aug-06-08 09:28 AM by Lurking_Argyle
Edward Brooke was the first black Senator elected by popular vote. He served in the Senate as a Republican from Massachusetts from 1967-1979. Massachusetts has a courthouse dedicated in his honor. There wouldn't be another black Senator until Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL) in 1993.


http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?inde...
http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp...
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