EDWARDS, Elaine Schwartzenburg, (1929 - 2018)

Senate Years of Service: 1972-1972
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

EDWARDS, Elaine Schwartzenburg, (wife of Edwin Washington Edwards), a Senator from Louisiana; born Elaine Lucille Schwartzenburg in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., March 8, 1929; attended public schools; appointed on August 1, 1972, to the United States Senate by her husband, Governor Edwin W. Edwards, as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Allen J. Ellender, and served from August 1, 1972, until her resignation November 13, 1972; was a resident of Baton Rouge, La., until her death on May 14, 2018.


”Elaine S. Edwards,” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.