Carol Moseley Braun

official U.S. Senate photo of Carol Moseley Braun c. 1993

Birth Name: Carol Elizabeth Moseley

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 16, 1947

Ethnicity: African-American

Carol Moseley Braun is an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. A Democrat, she served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois, from January 3, 1993 to January 3, 1999, a U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, from December 15, 1999 to March 1, 2001, and a U.S. Ambassador to Samoa, from February 8, 2000 to March 1, 2001.

She was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2004.

Carol is the daughter of Edna Alberta (Davie) and Joseph John Moseley.

Carol’s surname is from her former husband, Michael Braun. Michael is white. The couple has a son.

Carol’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Davie (the son of Howard Richard Davie and Hannah Simmons). Thomas was born in Alabama.

Carol’s maternal grandmother was named Edna Alberta Bryant. Edna was born in Alabama.

Source: Genealogy of Carol Moseley Braun (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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