AKA Edwin Ruthvin Bethune, Jr.
Birthplace: Pocahontas, AR
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Arkansas, 1979-85
Military service: USMC (1954-57)
Representing Tom DeLay in his ethics probe. Formerly helped Newt Gingrich in his ethics probe.
Bethune and his wife were rescued by U.S. Coast Guard helicopters on 12 June 1990. For 36 hours they had withstood rough seas in their 30-foot yacht Salute 210 miles south of Cape Cod before finally issuing their distress signal.
Wife: Lana Bethune
High School: Pocahontas High School, Pocahontas, AR (1953)
University: BS Business Administration, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (1961)
Law School: JD, University of Arkansas School of Law (1963)
Bracewell & Giuliani Lobbyist (1998-)
US Congressman, Arkansas 2nd (1979-85)
FBI employee (1964-68)
Burlington Northern Washington Lobbyist
Raytheon Washington Lobbyist
Americans for a Republican Majority
Chowder & Marching Society
Friends of Newt Gingrich
George W. Bush for President
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