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Carol Moseley-Braun 

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 In 2001, the Carol Moseley Braun Elementary School in Calumet City was named for her.  
Carol Moseley Braun 
Senator, ambassador, entrepreneur 
Born: 8/16/1947 
Location: Lewis Memorial Maternity Hospital, Chicago    
Hometown: Chicago  
Grammar School: Ruggles School, Chicago 
High School: Parker High School, Chicago 
   
Carol Moseley Braun is the first and only black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. Braun attended Chicago public schools, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1969 and from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1972. Braun was a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office from 1973 through 1977. She served as a member and assistant majority leader in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1978 to 1988 and as Cook County recorder of deeds from 1988 to 1992. In 1993, Braun was elected to the United States Senate and served until 1999. She was ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from 1999 to 2001. Braun founded and serves as president of Good Food Organics, Inc.