CARNAHAN, Jean, (1933 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2001-2002
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

CARNAHAN, Jean, (daughter-in-law of Albert S. J. Carnahan; mother of Russ Carnahan), a Senator from Missouri; born in Washington, D.C., on December 20, 1933; graduated George Washington University 1955, with BA in business and public administration; writer and Democratic party activist; First Lady of Missouri 1993-2000; appointed to the United States Senate on December 4, 2000, effective January 3, 2001, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Governor Mel Carnahan, who was elected posthumously on November 7, 2000; served from January 3, 2001, to November 25, 2002, when an elected successor for the remainder of the term took office; unsuccessful candidate for election to remainder of the term in 2002.


Carnahan, Jean. If Walls Could Talk: The Story of Missouri’s First Families. Jefferson City, Mo.: MMPI, 1998; Carnahan, Jean. Christmas at the Mansion. Jefferson City, Mo.: MMPI, 1999; Carnahan, Jean. Will You Say a Few Words?. Walsworth Publishing Co., 2000; Carnahan, Jean. Don’t Let the Fire Go Out! Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2004.