Carson, Julia (1938–)
Carson, Julia (1938–)
African-American politician. Born 1938 in Louisville, Kentucky; illeg. dau. of Velma Porter; married and divorced; children: 2.
At age 1, brought to Indianapolis by teenage mother who worked as a housekeeper; elected to Indiana House of Representatives (1972), serving 2 terms; elected to Indiana Senate (1976); served as Center Township Trustee (1990–96); became the 1st woman and the 1st African-American to represent Indianapolis in US Congress (1996); served on Veterans Affairs, Banking and Financial Services and Transportation and Infrastructure committees; reelected to a 5th term (2004).
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