Herschel L. Carnahan

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Herschel L. Carnahan
30th Lieutenant Governor of California
In office
December 4, 1928 – January 6, 1931
GovernorC. C. Young
Preceded byBuron Fitts
Succeeded byFrank Merriam
Personal details
Born(1879-08-31)August 31, 1879
Aledo, Illinois, U.S.
DiedMarch 31, 1941(1941-03-31) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, U.S.
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetery (Riverside, California)
33°58′48″N 117°23′13″W / 33.9799°N 117.3869°W / 33.9799; -117.3869
Political partyRepublican
Alma materMonmouth College

Herschel L. Carnahan (August 31, 1879 – March 31, 1941)[1][2] was the 30th Lieutenant Governor of California, 1928–1931, serving under Governor C. C. Young. He was a Republican. Following a suicide attempt at his office, he died at the Georgia Street Receiving Hospital in Los Angeles. He was interred at the mausoleum at Evergreen Cemetery in Riverside, California.


  1. ^ "Carnahan Kills Himself". Los Angeles Times. April 1, 1941.
  2. ^ "Regents of the University of California Biographies (C)". University of California History: Digital Archives. University of California at Berkeley. Retrieved September 2, 2016.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Buron Fitts
Lieutenant Governor of California
Succeeded by
Frank Merriam