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Edward Brooke

1919 - 2015

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Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015) was an American politician of the Republican Party, who represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate from 1967 until 1979. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served as the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1963 until 1967. Following his election in 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. Born to a middle-class black family, Brooke was raised in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1948, after serving in the United States Army during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Brooke has received more than 711,013 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Brooke is the 16,059th most popular politician (down from 13,767th in 2019), the 10,206th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,916th in 2019) and the 672nd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Edward Brooke ranks 16,059 out of 15,577Before him are Nirmala Sitharaman, Stefan Sofiyanski, Marianne Thyssen, Shamshi-Adad III, Eric Holder, and Timothy Geithner. After him are Franca Falcucci, Dahir Riyale Kahin, Nick Clegg, Kari Traa, Rukn ud din Firuz, and Ken Dryden.

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Among people born in 1919, Edward Brooke ranks 294Before him are Kaifi Azmi, Kurt Wires, Marie Windsor, Phyllis Thaxter, Mary Midgley, and Betty Garrett. After him are Ernie Kovacs, Alexander Courage, Alla Rakha, Kitty Wells, Marga Petersen, and Nellie Connally. Among people deceased in 2015, Edward Brooke ranks 410Before him are Bobbi Kristina Brown, John Trudell, Donna Douglas, Stein Eriksen, Happy Rockefeller, and Mariem Hassan. After him are Alberto Nisman, Abu Anas al-Libi, Nicolás Fuentes, Olga Knyazeva, Dean Smith, and Howard Kendall.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Brooke ranks 10,206 out of 18,182Before him are Kevin S. Bright (1954), Walter Rauschenbusch (1861), Eric Holder (1951), Timothy Geithner (1961), Mekhi Phifer (1974), and Lydia Maria Child (1802). After him are Brian Tyler (1972), Monte Blue (1887), Jimmy Van Heusen (1913), Jack Medica (1914), Chris Broderick (1970), and Brian Hallisay (1978).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Edward Brooke ranks 672Before him are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989), Frank Murkowski (1933), Thomas F. Bayard (1828), Enrique Peñalosa (1954), Eric Holder (1951), and Timothy Geithner (1961). After him are Jen Psaki (1978), Edward James Roye (1815), Elihu B. Washburne (1816), Josiah Bartlett (1729), William Barr (1950), and Katherine Tai (1974).