Julia May CARSON, Congress, IN (1938-2007)
CARSON Julia May , (grandmother of André Carson) a Representative from Indiana; born Julia May Porter in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., July 8, 1938; graduated from Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1955; attended Martin University, Indianapolis, Ind., and Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Ind.; secretary, United Auto Workers, Local #550; staff assistant, United States Representative Andrew Jacobs, Jr., of Indiana, 1965-1972; member of the Indiana state house of representatives, 1972-1976; member of the Indiana state senate, 1976-1990; Indianapolis, Ind., center township trustee, 1990-1996; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses, served until her death on December 15, 2007 (January 3, 1997-December 15, 2007); died on December 15, 2007, in Indianapolis, Ind.; lay in state in Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis, December 21, 2007.
"Julia May Carson" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present