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Lawyer , United States Senator from Massachusetts

Edward William Brooke, III, lawyer, former United States Senator from Massachusetts. Achievements include being the first African American elected to the United States Senate by popular vote, 1966.

Background

III, Edward William Brooke, was born on October 26, 1919 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Edward William and Helen (Seldon) Brooke.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Howard University, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1948. Master of Laws, Boston University, 1949.

Doctor of Laws, Howard University, 1967. Doctor of Laws, George Washington University, 1967. Doctor of Science, Lowell Technology Institute, 1967.

Doctor of Laws, Boston University, 1968. Doctor of Laws, Skidmore College, 1969. Doctor of Laws, University Massachusetts, 1971.

Doctor of Laws, Amherst College, 1972.

Career

Chairman Boston Finance Committee, 1961-1962. Attorney general State of Massachusetts, Boston, 1963-1966. United States Senator from Massachusetts, 1967-1979.

Chairman National Low-Income Housing Coalition. Partner O'Connor & Hannan, Washington. Of counsel Csaplar & Bok, Boston, 1979—1990.

Former public member Administrative Conference United States. Chairman board directors Boston Bank Commerce. Board directors Meditrust, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts, Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, New York.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being the first African American elected to the United States Senate by popular vote, 1966.

Membership

Chairman Boston Opera Company. Former commissioner President's Communications on Housing and of Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. Board directors Washington Performing Arts Society Served as captain infantry Army of the United States, World World War II, European Theatre of Operations, 1941-1946.

Fellow American Bar Association, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Remigia Ferrari-Scacco, 1947 (divorced 1978). Children: Remy Cynthia, Edwina Helene. Married Anne Fleming, 1979.

1 child Eric.

father:
Edward William Brooke

mother:
Helen (Seldon) Brooke

spouses:
Remigia Ferrari-Scacco

Anne Fleming

children:
Remy Cynthia III

Edwina Helene III

Eric III