Carson, Julia M. P.(born: July 8, 1938 - died: December 15, 2007)
Julia M. P. Carson was born in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Clifford McGuire and Velma V. Porter. She grew up in Indianapolis, IN. She successfully ran for the Indiana House of Representatives in 1972 and served for 18 years. For six years she was Center Township Trustee. In 1996 she became the first woman and the first African American from Indianapolis elected to Congress. The Julia M. Carson Transit Center was named in her honor. For more see African American Biographies: profiles of 558 current men and women, by W. L. Hawkins; and D. Martin, "Hundreds gather for Carson funeral," Evansville Courier & Press, 12/23/2007, Metro section, p.B5; see Julia May Carson at Find A Grave.