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Urgent: Scott to become 7th black U.S. Senator & 4th GOPer
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS) was the first African American in Congress overall. Sen.Blanche Bruce (R-MS) was the first to serve an entire term.
Sen. Ed Brooke (R-MA) was the most recent African Ameriacn Republican.
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) was the most recent African American Senator.
Prior to Scott, the last three African American senators were all Democrats.
Here’s the overall list.
Sen. Hiram Revels (R-MS), 1870-71
Sen. Blanche Bruce (R-MS), 1875-1881
Sen. Edward Brooke (R-MA), 1967-1979
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL, 1993-1999
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), 2005-2008
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), 2009-2010
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