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Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan Papers

Identifier: MS-75-15

Content Note

The Albert Sidney Johnson (A. S. J.) Carnahan Papers include correspondence, speeches, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and photographs which reflect his terms of office as a Democratic Representative from Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives (1945-1946, 1949-1960) and as Ambassador to Sierra Leone (1961-1963).


  • 1949 - 1962

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Biographical / Historical

Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan, a Representative from Missouri, was born near Ellsinore, Carter County, Missouri, January 9, 1897; attended public schools in Ellsinore and Cape Girardeau, Missouri; graduated from the State Teachers College, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1926; graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 1934; United States Navy, 1918-1919; teacher; high school administrator; elected as a Democrat to the 79th Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 80th Congress in 1946; superintendent of schools at Ellsinore, Missouri; elected to the 81st and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1960; United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, 1961-1963; died on March 24, 1968, in Rochester, Minnesota; interment in Carson Hill Cemetery, Ellsinore, Missouri. Carnahan is the father-in-law of Jean Carnahan and grandfather of Russ Carnahan. (Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by his wife Mary K. Carnahan, 1973

Processing Information

LWM, 1979-11-28; SMC, 1998-04-14

Albert Sidney Johnson Carnahan Papers
1979-11-28; 1998-04-14
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Repository Details

Part of the Wichita State University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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