Dr. Ben Carson is a bestselling author, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate and the former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land, and he holds more than 70 honorary doctorate degrees.
Candy Carson is the New York Times best-selling coauthor of America the Beautiful, One Nation, One Vote and A More Perfect Union, all written with her husband. She is a graduate of Yale, has an MBA from Johns Hopkins, and is a cofounder of the Carson Scholars Fund. A talented musician, she has arranged and conducted for several groups. She and Dr. Carson now live in Florida and have three adult sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.