Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Official U.S. Senate Photograph / U.S. Senate Historical Office


National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Museum
Alexandria, VA, United States

Carol Moseley Braun, United States Senator from Illinois

Carol Moseley Braun, a Senator from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., August 16, 1947; educated in Chicago public schools; graduated, University of Illinois 1969; graduated, University of Chicago School of Law 1972; admitted to the Illinois bar in Chicago 1973; prosecutor, office of the United States Attorney, Chicago 1973-1977; member and assistant majority leader, Illinois house of representatives 1978-1988; recorder of deeds, Cook County, Ill., 1988-1992; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1992, and served from January 3, 1993, to January 3, 1999; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1998; ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, December 15, 1999-2001; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004; entrepreneur; is a resident of Chicago, Ill., Atlanta, Ga., and Union Springs, Ala.


  • Title: Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Official U.S. Senate Photograph / U.S. Senate Historical Office
  • Date Created: 1993
  • Subject Keywords: Carol Moseley Braun, U.S. Senate, Presidential Campaigns, Women's History, African American History
  • Original Source: U.S. Congress
  • Rights: This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code. See Copyright.
  • External Link: History, Art & Archives - United States House of Representatives

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