Julia Carson

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Julia Carson
Former U.S. Representative, IN-07
Party Democratic
In Office from

January 7, 1997 — December 15, 2007

Preceded by Brian Kerns
Succeeded by [[]]
Born / Died July 8, 1938 — December 15, 2007
Spouse Divorced
Religion Baptist

Congresswoman Julia Carson represented the 7th Congressional District of Indiana from 1996-2007.



Before she made history in 1996 by becoming the first woman and the first African-American Indianapolis has ever sent to Congress, Julia Carson served 18 years in the Indiana General Assembly and then 6 years as Center Township Trustee.

In November 2007, she announced that she has terminal lung cancer, and she died on December 15, 2007. A special election will be held on March 11, 2008 to fill the congressional seat left vacant. Her grandson, André D. Carson has been chosen as the Democratic candidate.


  • Committee on Financial Services
  • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
  • Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
  • Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Economic Development Public Buildings & Emergency Management
  • Subcommittee on Highways Transit and Pipelines
  • Subcommittee on Railroads


  • Indianapolis Star’s Woman of the Year


Washington DC Office
1535 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4011
Fax: (202) 225-5633

Indianapolis Office
Julia M. Carson Govt. Center
300 E Fall Creek Pkwy N Dr #300
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Phone: (317) 283-6516
Fax: (317) 283-6567

e-mail: rep.carson@mail.house.gov

External Links

  • Official Site
  • Julia Carson for Congress - campaign website.
  • Julia's rise from poverty to politics proves anything possible, Indianapolis Star, November 25, 2007.
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