Monday, January 5, 2015

Ed Brooke passed away yesterday . . . God rest his soul

Edward Brooke, liberal Massachusetts Republican, former resident of Newton, Massachusetts, and first African-American elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died yesterday.

Marash Girl has fond memories of Ed Brooke, as Marash Boy was Ed Brooke's manager in the 1978 senatorial campaign against Paul Tsongas.  She remembers visiting Ed Brooke after the campaign on Martha's Vineyard many years ago.

Back of photo reads, "Mr. Henderson's House, October 21, 1964".  
Gentleman on left, Ed Brooke, young lady on right, Arax Charkoudian.
Photo from the private collection of Arax Charkoudian

N.B. Marash Girl once purchased an oriental carpet from an antique store in Newton, a beautiful carpet that the shop claimed once belonged to Ed Brooke!  Marash Girl and Marash Boy walk over that carpet daily.

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