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545 ## $a Edward W. Brooke is the first African American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate. He began his career as a lawyer. He was chairman of the Boston Finance Commission in 1961-1962. He was Massachusetts attorney general in 1963-1966 and served in the U.S. Senate in 1967-1978. He has been appointed to several presidential commissions and is a partner in a Washington law firm.

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Appendix C4.5.  Notes

Appendix C4.  Descriptive cataloging

Appendix C:  Collection-Level Cataloging