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Edwin EDWARDS, American politician. Crowley City Council 1954-1962, La. State Senate 1964-1966; National Resources and Environmental Manager Committee of Southern Governors’ Conference, Rural and Urban Development Committee of National Governors’ Conference; Crowley Chamber of Commerce, Crowley Industrial Foundation, American Legion.

Background

Edwards, Edwin Washington was born on August 7, 1927 in Marksville, Louisiana, United States. Son of Clarence W. and Agnes (Brouillette) Edwards.

Education

Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1949.

Career

Practiced in, Crowley, Louisiana, 1949—1980, Baton Rouge, since 1980. Senior partner of Edwards & Edwards. Ad hoc judge of Crowley City Court, 1950—1959.

Member of Crowley City Council, 1954—1962, Louisiana State Senate, 1964—1965, United States Congress from 7th Louisiana District, 1965—1972. Governor State of Louisiana, 1972—1980, 1984—1988, 1992—1995. Justice Louisiana Supreme Court, 1980.

Chairman of Interstate Oil Compact Commission, Ozarks Regional Commission, Southern Governor's Conference, Southern Regional Energy Advisory Board. With United States Navy, 1945-1946.

Membership

Crowley City Council 1954-1962, La. State Senate 1964-1966. National Resources and Environmental Manager Committee of Southern Governors’ Conference, Rural and Urban Development Committee of National Governors’ Conference.

Crowley Chamber of Commerce, Crowley Industrial Foundation, American Legion.

Connections

Married to Elaine Schwartzenburg, April 5, 1949 (divorced 1989). Children: Anna Laure, Victoria Elaine, Stephen Randolph, David Edwin. Married to Candace Picou, May 26, 1994.

father:
Clarence W. Edwards

mother:
Agnes (Brouillette) Edwards

spouses:
Elaine Schwartzenburg

Candace Picou

children:
Anna Laure Edwards

Victoria Elaine Edwards

Stephen Randolph Edwards

David Edwin Edwards