Carol Grant Armstrong (D-CT)
Name: Carol Grant Armstrong Date of Birth: 14 September 1972 Place of Birth: New Haven, Connecticut Place of Residence: New Haven, Connecticut Political Affiliation: Democratic Party
• George Emanuel Armstrong, husband (b. 1970, m. 2004)
• Isabella Ann Armstrong, daughter (b. 2005)
• Washington Moore Armstrong, son (b. 2008)
• Dejda Carol Armstrong, daughter (b. 2010) EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND • B.A. in Political Science, Wesleyan University (1990-1994)
• Juris Doctorate, Yale Law School (1994-1997) OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY
• Public Defender, New Haven, Connecticut (1997-2002)
• Attorney-at-law, Reese & Proctor (2002-2006)
• Connecticut State Representative (2003-2007)
• U.S. Senator from Connecticut (2007-present)
Carol Grant Armstrong was born on September 14, 1972, at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Born the daughter of a union carpenter and a schoolteacher, Carol was a determined student. She received good grades and worked hard. Soon, she was off to Wesleyan University, where she got a degree in Political Science. Her family was only able to pay for tuition through the help of government loans. Carol worked two jobs to put herself through school. She then went on to Yale Law School, where she graduated from and went on to become a public defender in her home city of New Haven. In 2002, Carol decided she wanted to go into politics to work on the issues she had been exposed to as a college student and public defender. She became a corporate attorney so that she could have a more flexible schedule that enabled her to serve in the state legislature.
In 2006, Carol decided to challenge Senator Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on an anti-war platform. She defeated Lieberman in the primary and then went on to narrowly defeat him in a three-way race to become the state's first female and first African-American senator. She has served in the Senate ever since.