- Name: Carol Moseley Braun
- Born: 08/16/1947 (73 years old)
Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an American diplomat, politician, and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She is the first African-American female elected to the U.S. Senate in American history, the first African-American U.S. Senator from the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female U.S. Senator from Illinois. Moseley Braun was the only female U.S. Senator from Illinois in history until Tammy Duckworth became a U.S. Senator in January 2017.
Birth Name: Carol Elizabeth Moseley
Alias: Carol Elizabeth Moseley
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Carol Moseley Braun quotes :
The failure in Ohio to have adequate voting capacity for the people who were registered and eligible to vote was an absolute denial of their right to vote.Carol Moseley Braun
People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience.Carol Moseley Braun
The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.Carol Moseley Braun