Melvin Eugene Carnahan (February 11, 1934 – October 16, 2000) was an American lawyer and politician. He was born in Birch Tree, Missouri. He was the 51st Governor of Missouri from 1993 until his death in a plane crash in 2000. He was a Democrat.
Carnahan was killed in a plane crash near St. Louis, Missouri on October 16, 2000, aged 66.