Julia Carson

Julia Carson DEMDemocrat

American politician (1938-2007)

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Julia CarsonDEMDemocrat American politician (1938-2007)
Age at Death1938-2007
Years of Experience
INResidence (state)

Julia May Carson (née Porter; July 8, 1938 – December 15, 2007) was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 7th congressional district from 1997 until her death in 2007 (numbered as the 10th District from 1997 to 2003). Carson was the first woman and first African American to represent Indianapolis in the U.S. Congress. She was also the second African American woman elected to Congress from Indiana, after Katie Hall, and her grandson André Carson succeeded to her seat following her death.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Crispus Attucks High School
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Martin University
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
United States House of Representatives, Indiana
1996 - 2007
Center Township of Marion County
1990 - 1996
Indiana State Senate
1976 - 1990
Democratic National Convention
1980 - 1988
Indiana State House of Representatives
1972 - 1976
Former Chair
Marion County Ward
Former Committee Person
Indiana Precinct
Director of Human Resources
Cummins Engine Company
1972 - 1982
Former Representative Andrew Jacobs, Jr., MD
1965 - 1971
United Auto Workers #550
1955 - 1965
Chrysler Corporation
Former Waitress
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
Board of Directors
Flanner House
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Children's Bureau
Township Association
Congressional Progressive Caucus