EDWARDS, Edwin Washington, (1927 - )


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EDWARDS, Edwin Washington, (husband of Elaine Schwartzenburg Edwards), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., August 7, 1927; attended the public schools; LL.B., Louisiana State University, Shreveport, La., 1949; J.D., Louisiana State University, Shreveport, La., 1969; United States Naval Air Corps, 1945-1946; lawyer, private practice; member of the Crowley, La., city council, 1954-1962; member of the Louisiana state senate, 1964-1965; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative T. Ashton Thompson; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (October 2, 1965-May 9, 1972); Governor of Louisiana, 1972-1980, 1984-1988, 1992-1996.