Brooke, Edward W. (Edward William), 1919-2015

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First popularly elected African American to serve in U.S. Senate, lawyer, and attorney general of Massachusetts.

From the description of Edward William Brooke papers, 1956-1988 (bulk 1963-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982039

African American lawyer, Massachusetts attorney general, and U.S. senator.

From the description of Papers, 1956-1988 (bulk 1963-1978). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605190

Biographical Note

  • 1919, Oct. 26: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1941: Graduated, Howard University, Washington, D.C. Drafted in December as 2nd lieutenant assigned to 366th Combat Infantry Regiment
  • 1947: Married Remigia Ferrari-Scacco
  • 1948: B.A. in law, Boston University, Boston. Mass.
  • 1950: M.A. in law, Boston University, Boston, Mass. Ran for state representative from twelfth ward, Roxbury, Mass.; defeated in general election
  • 1952: Defeated in second attempt to become a Massachusetts state representative Received the American Veterans of World War II Distinguished Service Award
  • 1960: Republican candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts
  • 1961: Appointed chairman of Boston Finance Commission, Boston, Mass.
  • 1962: Elected attorney general of Massachusetts
  • 1966: Elected as junior senator from Massachusetts
  • 1967: Took office as United States senator Received the Charles Evans Hughes Award and the Arthur Barnett Spingarn Medal awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • 1972: Reelected United States senator
  • 1978: Lost bid for reelection to United States Senate Entered private law practice
  • 1982: Admitted to District of Columbia bar

From the guide to the Edward William Brooke Papers, 1956-1988, (bulk 1963-1978), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott [manuscript], 1925-1979. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Larrabee, Don. Journalistic papers 1954-1970's. Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1960-1972 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1933-1967 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1981 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 760
creatorOf Stuart, Alice Jackson, 1913-2001. Papers of Alice Jackson Stuart [manuscript], 1930-2001. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999. Papers, 1780-1984 (bulk 1947-1984). Library of Congress
creatorOf Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. Edward William Brooke : commercials, 1966-1978. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1921-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-1981. Papers, 1897-1981. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Bartlett, Eliot F. Correspondence of Eliot Fitch Bartlett [manuscript] 1965-68. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Edward William Brooke Papers, 1956-1988, (bulk 1963-1978) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, c.1971-1976 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Ball, Adelaide B. (Adelaide Buckingham), 1898-1983. Papers, 1944-1979. Jackson Homestead Museum
referencedIn Papers, 1827-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1854-1988 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records of the Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association), (inclusive), (bulk), 1950-2009, 1977-2004 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Hogan, Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris, 1932-. Papers, 1971-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1971. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. [Letter] 1971 November 16, Washington [to] William P. Thompson, Philadelphia / Edward Brooke. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Hardy, Harriet Louise, 1906-. Papers, 1910-1984 (inclusive), 1924-1980 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Aberjona Knitting Mills. [Business records]. American Textile History Museum Library
creatorOf Americans for Democratic Action. Massachusetts Chapter. Americans for Democratic Action records, 1949-1976. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1910-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Elliot L. Richardson Papers, 1780-1999, (bulk 1947-1999) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), b. 1891. Papers, 1870-1978 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Brooke, Senator Edward Gerald R. Ford Library
creatorOf Harris, Fred R., 1930-. Papers, 1963-1976. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. Papers, 1956-1988 (bulk 1963-1978). Library of Congress
creatorOf Peterson, Elly, 1914-. Elly Peterson papers, 1943-1997. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Records, 1967-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Pryor, Janis A. Papers of Janis A. Pryor, 1940-1995. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hundley, Mary Gibson, 1897-1986. Papers, 1910-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn McCane, Margaret Perea, 1906-. Papers, 1952-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Floyd B. McKissick Papers, 1940s-1980s University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Revolutionary War Bicentennial Commission. Sound recordings and visual materials, 1961-1976 (bulk 1973-1976). Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
creatorOf Bond, Julian, 1940-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], circa 1943-2006. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Henry Aaron Hill Papers, 1867-1979, (bulk 1933-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. [Letter] 1972 July 27, Washington [to] William P. Thompson, Philadelphia / Ed Brooke. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
creatorOf Peterson, Elly, 1914-. Elly Peterson papers, 1943-1985. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Papers, 1930-1968 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. From John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961. Temple University, Blockson Afro-American History Collection
referencedIn Hill, Henry Aaron, 1915-1979. Henry Aaron Hill papers, 1867-1979 (bulk 1933-1979). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1898-1975 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999. Papers of Elliot L. Richardson, 1780-1991 (bulk 1947-1991). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 655
creatorOf Southern Elections Fund. Papers, 1965-1975 of the Fund and of the chairman of the Board of Trustees, Julian Bond [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979. Leverett Saltonstall autograph collection, 1930-1996 ; bulk: 1930-1979. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Operation Crossroads Africa. Archives. 1958-81. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Metcalf, George R., 1914-. George R. Metcalf papers, 1956-1971. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 3/9/78
referencedIn Papers, 1910-1984 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Elly Peterson papers, 1943-2006, 1961-1980 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Publicity photographs of U.S. Senator Hugh Scott, 1958-1973. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brooke, Edward William, 1919-. Edward William Brooke papers, 1956-1988 (bulk 1963-1978). Library of Congress
referencedIn Wise, Ozeline. Papers, 1854-1988 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 499
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Boston N.O.W. Records, 1967-1990 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Aberjona Knitting Mills. corporateBody
associatedWith Americans for Democratic Action. Massachusetts Chapter. corporateBody
correspondedWith Baker, Howard H. (Howard Henry), 1925- person
associatedWith Ball, Adelaide B. (Adelaide Buckingham), 1898-1983. person
associatedWith Bartlett, Eliot F. person
associatedWith Berger, Raoul, 1901- person
associatedWith Bond, Julian, 1940- person
associatedWith Boston (Mass.). Finance Commission corporateBody
associatedWith Boston N.O.W. corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Boston university. School of Law corporateBody
correspondedWith Bottomly, John S. person
associatedWith Brooks, Lawrence Graham, 1881-1981. person
associatedWith Bunting, Mary Ingraham, 1910- person
associatedWith Carswell, G. Harrold (George Harrold), 1919-1992. person
correspondedWith Carter, Jimmy, 1924- person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Conte, Silvio O. (Silvio Ottavio), 1921-1991 person
associatedWith De Salvo, Albert Henry, 1931- person
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
correspondedWith Elam, Clarence person
associatedWith Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), b. 1891. person
associatedWith Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris Hogan, 1932- person
correspondedWith Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
correspondedWith Gammal, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1928- person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Hardy, Harriet Louise, 1906- person
associatedWith Harriet Louise Hardy, 1906- person
associatedWith Harris, Fred R., 1930- person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
correspondedWith Hatfield, Mark O., 1922-2011 person
associatedWith Haynsworth, Clement F. (Clement Furman), 1912-1989. person
associatedWith Hill, Henry Aaron, 1915-1979. person
associatedWith Hogan, Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris, 1932- person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Howard University corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967 person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 person
associatedWith Hundley, Mary Gibson, 1897-1986. person
correspondedWith Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
correspondedWith Kaplan, Kivie, 1904-1975 person
associatedWith Larrabee, Don. person
associatedWith Leach, W. Barton (Walter Barton), 1900- person
associatedWith MARTHA MAY ELIOT, 1891-1978 person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward T. (Edward Thomas), 1910- person
associatedWith MARY (GIBSON) HUNDLEY, 1897-1986 person
associatedWith Massachusetts. Attorney General's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith McCane, Margaret Perea, 1906- person
correspondedWith McKissick, Floyd B. (Floyd Bixler), 1922- person
associatedWith Metcalf, George R., 1914- person
associatedWith National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
associatedWith Operation Crossroads Africa. corporateBody
associatedWith OZELINE BARRETT (PEARSON) WISE, 1903-1988 person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
correspondedWith Pauli Murray, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Peterson, Elly, 1914- person
associatedWith Pryor, Janis A. person
correspondedWith Putnam, Glendora M., 1923- person
correspondedWith Putnam, Harold, 1916- person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Revolutionary War Bicentennial Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999. person
correspondedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 person
associatedWith Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979. person
correspondedWith Sargent, Francis W., 1915-1998 person
correspondedWith Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994 person
associatedWith Southern Elections Fund. corporateBody
correspondedWith Spaulding, Josiah A., 1922-1983 person
associatedWith Stuart, Alice Jackson, 1913-2001. person
memberOf United States. Army corporateBody
memberOf United States. Congress. Senate corporateBody
memberOf United States. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
correspondedWith Volpe, John A. person
associatedWith Whitehead, Donald W. (Donald Wharton), 1929- person
associatedWith Wise, Ozeline. person
correspondedWith Woodworth, Roger person
correspondedWith Woodworth, Roger person
associatedWith Wyzanski, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1906- person
correspondedWith Yaffee, Charlotte person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts MA US
United States 00 US
Washington, D. C. DC US
Coral Gables FL US
Subject
Practice of law
Advertising, political
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Housing
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
Civil rights
Military base closures
Competition, Unfair
Consumer protection--Law and legislation
Political corruption
Energy policy
Housing policy
Fishery law and legislation
Poverty
Conflict of interests
Practice of law--Massachusetts
Older people--Government policy
Eminent domain
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
African American legislators
Consumer protection
Murder--Massachusetts--Boston
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
Corruption investigation
Finance, Public
Murder
Practice of law--Washington (D.C.)
Older people
Military policy
Television advertising
Murder--Investigation
Occupation
African American lawyers--Washington (D.C.)
African American legislators
Lawyers
Attorneys general
Attorneys general--Massachusetts
Senators, U.S. Congress--Massachusetts
African American politicians
Legislators
Function

Person

Birth 1919-10-26

Death 2015-01-03

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