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Photos: Remembering Former U.S. Sen. Edward Brooke

Edward Brooke (Sen. Republican Massachusetts) shown waving hat, Jan. 12, 1967. (Charles Tasnadi/AP)closemore
Edward Brooke (Sen. Republican Massachusetts) shown waving hat, Jan. 12, 1967. (Charles Tasnadi/AP)

See below for photos chronicling the career of former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Edward Brooke, who died at age 95 on Saturday. Brooke was the first African-American to be elected to the Senate. He was elected in 1966 and served from 1967 until 1979.


Mass. Attorney General Edward W. Brooke plays piano as he joins his family in an afternoon of relaxation in their Newton, Massachusetts, home, Jan. 15, 1966. Joining in the fun are from left, daughters Edwina, 13, and Remi, 16, and Mrs. Brooke.
Mass. Attorney General Edward W. Brooke plays piano as he joins his family in an afternoon of relaxation in their Newton, Massachusetts, home, Jan. 15, 1966. Joining in the fun are from left, daughters Edwina, 13, and Remi, 16, and Mrs. Brooke.
Edward Brooke, Massachusetts Attorney General, is shown at his office in Boston, Ma., on Jan. 22, 1964. (AP)
Edward Brooke, Massachusetts Attorney General, is shown at his office in Boston, Ma., on Jan. 22, 1964. (AP)
This Sept. 14, 1966 file photo shows Edward W. Brooke joining campaign workers in celebration, in Boston, after winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. (AP)
This Sept. 14, 1966 file photo shows Edward W. Brooke joining campaign workers in celebration, in Boston, after winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. (AP)
Sen. Edward W. Brooke, left, with Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam at the Saigon Independence Palace, March 13, 1967. (AP)
Sen. Edward W. Brooke, left, with Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam at the Saigon Independence Palace, March 13, 1967. (AP)
In this 1978 photo, Sen. Brooke shakes hands outside a factory during a shift change Lynn, Mass. (AP)
In this 1978 photo, Sen. Brooke shakes hands outside a factory during a shift change Lynn, Mass. (AP)
Sen. Edward Brooke shares a happy moment with his mother Helen after Brooke was presented the Man of the Year Award of the Massachusetts Society of Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, in June 1978. (AP)
Sen. Edward Brooke shares a happy moment with his mother Helen after Brooke was presented the Man of the Year Award of the Massachusetts Society of Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, in June 1978. (AP)
Former Sen. Edward W. Brooke, 86, left, signs a copy of his book "Bridging the Divide: My Life" for Marvin E. Gilmore, JR. at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, 2007. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Former Sen. Edward W. Brooke, 86, left, signs a copy of his book "Bridging the Divide: My Life" for Marvin E. Gilmore, JR. at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, 2007. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward William Brooke waves in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, following a ceremony where he received the Congressional Gold Medal. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward William Brooke waves in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, following a ceremony where he received the Congressional Gold Medal. (Alex Brandon/AP)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., present the Congressional Gold Medal to former Massachusetts Sen. Edward Brooke. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., present the Congressional Gold Medal to former Massachusetts Sen. Edward Brooke. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward William Brooke speaks in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 28, 2009, during a ceremony where he received the Congressional Gold Medal. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Former Massachusetts Sen. Edward William Brooke speaks in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 28, 2009, during a ceremony where he received the Congressional Gold Medal. (Alex Brandon/AP)

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