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Carnahan family is a prominent political family from Missouri.   Members of the family have served in the  United States House of Representatives, in the United States Senate and in various state offices in Missouri. Notable members of the family include:
A. S. J. Carnahan, former Congressman (1949-1961), father of Mel Carnahan
Mel Carnahan, former Governor of Missouri (1993-2000), son of A. S. J. Carnahan, husband of Jean Carnahan
Jean Carnahan, former United States Senator (2001-2002), Mel's widow
Russ Carnahan, former Congressman from Missouri (2005-2013), Mel and Jean's son
Robin Carnahan, Missouri Secretary of State (2005-2013), Mel and Jean's daughter Tom Carnahan, developer of first 100-percent wind-powered city in the United States, Mel and Jean's son
Kinzer, Stephen (October 10, 2004). "A Carnahan Political Dynasty May Be Budding in Missouri". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012 . Retrieved 2018.
Kraske, Steve (November 26, 2012). "Carnahan era in Missouri politics comes to a close". The Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on November 27, 2012 . Retrieved 2018.
Messenger, Tony (March 8, 2010). "For Carnahan, politics is the family business". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on March 11, 2010 . Retrieved 2018.