CARNAHAN, Albert Sidney Johnson, (1897 - 1968)


"Congressmen Leave for Overseas" (detail), 1945, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CARNAHAN, Albert Sidney Johnson, (father-in-law of Jean Carnahan, grandfather of Russ Carnahan), a Representative from Missouri; born near Ellsinore, Carter County, Mo., January 9, 1897; attended public schools in Ellsinore and Cape Girardeau, Mo.; graduated from the State Teachers College, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1926; graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., 1934; United States Navy, 1918-1919; teacher; high school administrator; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eightieth Congress in 1946; superintendent of schools at Ellsinore, Mo.; elected to the Eighty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1960; United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, 1961-1963; died on March 24, 1968, in Rochester, Minn.; interment in Carson Hill Cemetery, Ellsinore, Mo.