Melvin E. Carnahan

Melvin E. Carnahan

Politician

"I have many fond memories of my time as a DeMolay member. Along with my home and my church, DeMolay was one of the major influences on my life during those early formative years. One of the most important lessons I learned from DeMolay was the need for respect. respect for your parents, respect for women, respect for your family and friends, and respect for your community. I also appreciated the many wonderful friendships I was able to make within my chapter. DeMolay provides young men with the tools they need to assume leadership roles and accept the many civic and personal responsibilities that lie ahead of them. Most important of all, DeMolay builds strong character and instills the values that will continue to make this country a great one. I want to thank DeMolay for the difference its organization has made in my life, and I am confident that its principles will continue to inspire young men to realize their potential. "

Honors:

Governor of Missouri
Elected Missouri's 51st Governor (1992). Re-elected (1996)
Graduate of George Washington University
U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Investigation
Korean War Veteran
School of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia (1959)
Municipal Judge, Rolla, Missouri (1961-62)
Elected Missouri House of Representatives (1963)
Majority Floor Leader, Missouri House of Representatives (1965-67)
Elected Missouri State Treasurer (1980)
Elected Lieutenant Governor (1988)
Twice awarded St. Louis Globe-Democrat Meritorious Service Award
Honors: Law Review, Order of the Coif
Chevalier, Legion of Honor
Anacostia Chapter, Washington, DC Initiated; (1950)

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