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|United States Senator
January 3, 2001 – November 23, 2002
|Appointed by||Roger Wilson|
|Preceded by||John Ashcroft|
|Succeeded by||Jim Talent|
|First Lady of Missouri|
January 11, 1993 – October 16, 2000
|Preceded by||Janet Ashcroft|
|Succeeded by||Patricia Wilson|
Jean Anne Carpenter
December 20, 1933
Washington D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mel Carnahan (1954–2000)|
|Education||George 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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