|born on||11 February 1934|
|Place||Birch Tree MO, USA, 36n59, 91w29|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
American politician, Missouri governor, a trusted and honorable public servant in the tradition of Harry Truman, who hoped to unseat Republican Senator John Ashcroft. A democrat, he was elected in November 1992 and 1996, his term expiring in January 2001.
Carnahan was a graduate of George Washington University with a degree in business administration. He served in the Korean war as a member of the U.S. Air Force before earning his law degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1959. A municipal judge in 1960, he was elected to the Missouri House in 1962 for two terms; elected State Treasurer in 1980, Lt. Governor in 1988 and Governor in 1992.
Married with four children, Carnahan was accompanied by his son Roger, 44, and campaign aide Chris Sifford, age 37, when he left Cahokia, IL in a small twin-engine plane at 6:30 PM CDT on 10/16/2000, headed for New Madrid, MO for a Monday night rally. The aircraft was reported lost at 7:33 PM. It went down about 7:30 PM near Goldman, about 25 miles south of St. Louis. The pilot reported a gyro problem shortly before the aircraft vanished from radar. Visibility was poor with light rain.
The Governor's death has an enormous impact on
the election, and adversely aspects the Democrat's hopes for a U.S. senate seat.
- Work : New Job 1960 (Municipal judge)
- Death by Accident 16 October 2000 at 7:30 PM in Goldman, MO (Plane crash, age 66)
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Judy Johns quotes the National Governor's Association 10/2000
- Personal : Death : Accidental (Plane crash)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senator)