Funny enough, when new Canon replaced Legends, I decided to give the role of leading the rebel cells in the sector I created to my Original Trilogy character's father (since the character's family was actually still living at the time and he was placed into hiding because of his own connection to the Force) instead of the aged Senator (he retires earlier from the role than in Legends). What made me decide that was because I felt that I had no idea what the OT Trilogy's parents were doing during the era (they "appeared" in TPM). I knew that their eldest became the NR senator while their middle child (OT character) was an X-wing/B-wing pilot and friend to Luke and their daughter was a Y-wing pilot but what they were doing didn't fit in with what was happening. The Canon switchover gave me the opportunity to change that and give the OT father a role in that era. He isn't a senator on the Rebel Council like Mon Mothma, Pamlo, Vaspar and Jebel nor a former senator like Bail Organa or a military officer like Raddus, he's an ambassador-at-large who managed to cover his tracks very well. In Legends, I figured he took early retirement to be a teacher to diplomatic students. As to the aged senator, he was 64 in ANH and had spent over 30 years as a senator and nearly 40 years in politics, figured he'd get a way (particularly after he was arrested but released).