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Carol Moseley Braun
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United States Ambassador to Samoa
In office
February 8, 2000 – March 1, 2001
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by Joe Beeman
Succeeded by Charles Swindells
United States Ambassador to New Zealand
In office
December 15, 1999 – March 1, 2001
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by Joe Beeman
Succeeded by Charles Swindells
United States Senator
from Illinois
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1999
Preceded by Alan Dixon
Succeeded by Peter Fitzgerald
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County
In office
December 1, 1988 – December 1, 1992
Preceded by Bus Yourell
Succeeded by Jesse White
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 25th district
In office
January 12, 1983 – December 1, 1988
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Donne Trotter
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 24th district
In office
January 5, 1979 – January 12, 1983
Preceded by Robert Mann
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born
Carol Elizabeth Moseley

August 16, 1947 (1947-08-16) (age 72)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michael Braun (1973–1986)
Children 1
Education University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois, Chicago (BA)
University of Chicago (JD)

Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun, also sometimes Moseley-Braun (born August 16, 1947), is an American diplomat, politician and lawyer. She represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female African-American Senator, the first African-American U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female Senator from Illinois.

From 1999 until 2001, she was the United States Ambassador to New Zealand.

She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

Following the public announcement by Richard M. Daley that he would not seek re-election, in November 2010, Braun began her campaign for Mayor of Chicago. She lost the election to Rahm Emanuel.



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