John A. Carroll
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John A. Carroll
John Albert Carroll
United States Senator
from Colorado

January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1963
Eugene Millikin
Peter H. Dominick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st district

January 3, 1947 - January 3, 1951
Dean M. Gillespie
Byron G. Rogers
Personal details
Born(1901-07-30)July 30, 1901
Denver, Colorado
DiedAugust 31, 1983(1983-08-31) (aged 82)
Denver, Colorado
Resting placeFort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dorthy (née Doyle) Carroll
ChildrenDiane Carroll MacDonald
Alma materWestminster Law School

John Albert Carroll (July 30, 1901 - August 31, 1983) was a Democratic United States Representative and United States Senator from Colorado. He also served as a special assistant to President Harry Truman.

Early life and education

Born in Denver, he attended the public schools, and during the First World War served in the United States Army (1918-1919). He graduated from Westminster Law School in Denver in 1929, and was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver.

Legal career

In 1933 and 1934, he was assistant United States attorney, and was district attorney of Denver from 1937 to 1941. He was regional attorney for the Office of Price Administration in 1942 and 1943, and served in the Second World War as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945, after which he resumed the practice of law.

Political career

In 1946 and 1848, Carroll was elected as a Democratic representative to the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses (January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1951). Rather than run for re-election to the House in 1950, he was an unsuccessful candidate for election as a Democrat to the United States Senate. He ran for the Senate again in 1954 but was again defeated.

He was a special assistant to President Harry Truman from 1951 to 1952.

He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1956, after defeating former United States Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan in the Democratic primary and former Republican Governor Daniel I.J. Thornton in the general election. He served in the Senate from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1963. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962, having been defeated by Republican Peter H. Dominick.

He was a resident of Denver until his death. Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.


  • United States Congress. "John A. Carroll (id: C000189)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • John A. Carroll at Find a Grave
Party political offices
Preceded by
Barney L. Whatley
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Colorado
(Class 3)

1950, 1956, 1962
Succeeded by
Stephen McNichols
Preceded by
Edwin C. Johnson
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Colorado
(Class 2)

Succeeded by
Robert Lee Knous
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dean M. Gillespie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Byron G. Rogers
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Eugene D. Millikin
U.S. senator (Class 3) from Colorado
Served alongside: Gordon L. Allott
Succeeded by
Peter H. Dominick

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