Julia Carson U.S. Congressperson

Julia carson

Julia May Carson (July 8, 1938 – December 15, 2007), born Julia May Porter, was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Indiana's 7th congressional district from 1997 until her death in 2007 (numbered as the 10th District from 1997 to 2003). Carson was the first woman and first African American to represent the 7th District. She was also the second African American woman elected to Congress from Indiana, after Katie Hall. Carson was born in Louisville, Kentucky. The daughter of Velma V. Porter, she moved to Indianapolis while still a girl and worked in various positions to support her family. She graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in 1955 in Indianapolis. She then attended Martin University in Indianapolis and Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In 1965, while working as a secretary at UAW Local 550, she was hired away by newly elected congressman Andrew Jacobs to do casework in his Indianapolis office. When his own electoral prospects looked dim in 1972, he encouraged Carson to run for the Indiana House of Representatives, which she did;

Personal details

Date of birth
July 8th, 1938
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 15th, 2007 at age of 69
Place of death
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Ethnicity
African American
Religion
Baptists
Places lived
Louisville , Kentucky
pop. 602,011 (2011)
Indianapolis , Indiana
pop. 852,866 (2013)

Family

Parents

Education

1. Crispus Attucks High School High school

Crispus Attucks High School of Indianapolis Public Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana is named for Crispus Attucks (c.1723–March 5, 1770), a black laborer killed at the Boston Massacre whom many regarded as a revolutionary leader. Built at a location northwest of downtown Indianapolis, Crispus Attucks was the only high school in Indianapolis designated specifically for African-Americans, although blacks were permitted to attend any public school.

Type High school
Headquarters
1140 Dr M Luther King Jr St, 46202 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Official web page www.418.ips.k12.in.us
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Crispus Attucks High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1938., Basketball Shooting guard
b. 1931., Composer
b. 1952.

2. Martin University Colleges/University

Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded by Rev. Fr. Boniface Hardin in 1977. The University's original mission to serve low-income, minority, and adult learners has not changed, although students from all backgrounds have always been welcome.

Founded
1977
Headquarters
2171 Avondale Place, 46218 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergraduates
2010. 909
2009. 1,030
Postgraduates
2010. 75
Local tuition
2010. 13.2 K $
Official web page www.martin.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Martin University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1931., Poet

3. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Colleges/University

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is an urban campus of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Indiana University is the managing partner. IUPUI offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees from both universities.

Type Public university
Endowment
2010. 520 mil. $
Institution colors
Headquarters
420 University Blvd., 46202 - Indianapolis, Indiana
Undergraduates
2010. 22,245
2009. 22,119
Postgraduates
2010. 8,321
Acceptance rate
2010. 69.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 8.24 K $
2010. 7.89 K $
2009. 7.52 K $
2008. 7.19 K $
Official web page www.iupui.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis connected by profession and/or age

b. 1986., Basketball Shooting guard
Politician

Political engagements

Democratic Party

Party founded

1792

Geographic scope

United States of America

Ideology

Liberalism
Third Way
Social democracy
Social liberalism

Founders

Official web page

Wikipedia article

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.

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Goverment positions 1

United States Representative

1997-2003
2003-2007

Legislative sessions

105th United States Congress
DEM REP TOTAL
207 226 435
106th United States Congress
DEM REP TOTAL
211 223 435
107th United States Congress
DEM REP TOTAL
212 221 435
108th United States Congress
DEM REP TOTAL
205 229 435
109th United States Congress
DEM REP TOTAL
202 231 435

Area represented

Indiana's 10th congressional district
Indiana's 7th congressional district

Jurdistiction

United States of America

The states are also divided into 435 congressional districts with a population of about 710,000 each. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a 2-year term.

Other position holders

1995-1997
1996-2013
1998-2003
1998-
1998-2013
1998-2013

Wikipedia

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