Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (born August 16, 1947) is an American feminist politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first and to date only African-American woman elected to the United States Senate, the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator in an election, and the first and to date only female Senator from Illinois. From 1999 ... more »
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''All I really want to be is boring. When people talk about me, I'd like them to say, "Carol's basically a short Bill Bradley." Or, "Carol's kind of like Al Gore in a skirt."''Carol Moseley-Braun (b. 1947), African American politician. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 21 (February 8, 1993). Moseley-Braun, a new United ...