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Edwin Edwards

Edwin EdwardsAKA Edwin Washington Edwards

Born: 7-Aug-1927
Birthplace: Marksville, LA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former governor, convicted felon

Military service: US Navy (1945-46)

"The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy." (1983)

Brother: Allan Richard Edwards (d. 22-Jun-2007 emphysema)
Brother: Marion Edwards
Sister: Audrey (d.)
Brother: Nolan Edwards (attorney, d. 1983 murder-suicide, killed by a client)
Wife: Elaine S. Edwards (m. 1949, div. 1989, two daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Anna
Daughter: Victoria
Son: Stephen
Son: David
Wife: Candy Picou (m. 1994, div. 2004)

    Law School: LLB, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (1949)
    Law School: JD, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (1969)

    Governor of Louisiana (1992-96)
    Governor of Louisiana (1984-88)
    Governor of Louisiana (1972-80)
    US Congressman, Louisiana 7th (1965-72)
    Louisiana State Senate (1964-65)
    City Council of Crowley, LA (1954-62)
    Louisiana Political Hall of Fame 1993
    Extortion convicted 2000
    Fraud convicted 2000
    Racketeering convicted 2000


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