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Jean Carnahan

Jean CarnahanAKA Jean Anne Carpenter

Born: 20-Dec-1933
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Missouri, 2001-02

First Lady of Missouri, 1993 to 2000. Appointed to fill the senatorial term of her late husband Mel Carnahan, who as a dead man still succeeded in defeating John Ashcroft for US Senate. She was closely defeated by Republican Jim Talent in the following 2002 special election.

Husband: Mel Carnahan (politician, m. 12-Jun-1954, d. 2000, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Tom Carnahan (real estate developer)
Son: Roger Carnahan ("Randy", d. 16-Oct-2000 plane crash)
Son: Russ Carnahan (US Congressman, b. 10-Jul-1958)
Daughter: Robin Carnahan (Missouri Secretary of State, b. 4-Aug-1961)

    University: BA Business and Public Administration, George Washington University (1955)

    US Senator, Missouri (3-Jan-2001 to 25-Nov-2002)
    Obama for America

Author of books:
If Walls Could Talk: The Story of Missouri's First Families (1998)
Christmas at the Mansion (1999)
Will You Say a Few Words? (2000)
Donít Let the Fire Go Out! (2004, memoir)


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