Jean Carnahan

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Jean Carnahan
Jean Carnahan.jpg
United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
January 3, 2001 – November 23, 2002
Appointed byRoger Wilson
Preceded byJohn Ashcroft
Succeeded byJim Talent
First Lady of Missouri
In role
January 11, 1993 – October 16, 2000
GovernorMel Carnahan
Preceded byJanet Ashcroft
Succeeded byPatricia Wilson
Personal details
Born
Jean Anne Carpenter

(1933-12-20) December 20, 1933 (age 85)
Washington D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mel Carnahan (1954–2000)
EducationGeorge Washington University (BA)

Jean Anne Carpenter Carnahan (born December 20, 1933) is an American politician and writer. She served as First Lady of Missouri from 1993 to 2000, and as her state's junior U.S. senator from 2001 to 2002.

A member of the Democratic Party, she was appointed in 2001 to fill the Senate seat of her husband Mel Carnahan, who had been elected but died before taking office, becoming the first woman to represent Missouri in the Senate.

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