BREAUX, John Berlinger, (1944 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1987-2005
Party: Democrat


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

BREAUX, John Berlinger, a Representative and a Senator from Louisiana; born in Crowley, La., March 1, 1944; graduated, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1964; graduated, Louisiana State University Law School, Baton Rouge, 1967; practiced law; assistant to Representative Edwin W. Edwards 1968-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second Congress in a special election, September 30, 1972, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edwin Edwards; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from September 30, 1972 to January 3, 1987; was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1986, but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1986; reelected in 1992 and 1998, and served from January 3, 1987, to January 3, 2005; was not a candidate for reelection in 2004; chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (1989-1991).