MOSELEY BRAUN, Carol (1947-)
Senate Years of Service: 1993-1999

MOSELEY BRAUN, CAROL, 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.

Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1992-1999. Senatorial papers.

  • "Carol Moseley Braun," in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • Gutgold, Nichola D. "Carol Moseley Braun: 'A Fiscal Hawk and a Peace Dove,'" included in Paving the Way for Madam President. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2006: 135-160.
  • Morris, Jeannie. Behind the Smile: A Story of Carol Moseley Braun's Historic Senate Campaign. Chicago: Agate Midway, 2015.
  • Oden, Roger K. "The Election of Carol Moseley Braun in the U.S. Senate Race in Illinois." In Perry, Huey L., ed., Race, Politics, and Governance in the United States. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996: 47-61.
  • Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008.