Edwin Edwards

Chris Miller
May 14, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Elaine Edwards, Edwin Edwards's first wife and first lady of Louisiana for his first three terms as governor, has died according to several news outlets. Mrs. Edwards stood by her husband's side through federal trials and constant rumors about her husband's extramarital affairs, but eventually...
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January 03, 2018 - 9:17 am
2018 could be a volatile year in Louisiana politics. It’s a somewhat quiet year for elections, but UL-Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards have a long road facing them after the one cent sales tax falls off the books June 30th,...
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August 24, 2017 - 12:42 pm
(WWL.com) Twenty-five years ago today one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history made landfall in Florida and then crossed the Gulf of Mexico and made landfall near Morgan City. Former WAFB Meteorologist Mike Graham was working at the Baton Rouge TV station and remembers the anxiety as...
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August 14, 2017 - 7:13 am
(AP) A more traditional person might call it crass, an ostentatious 90th birthday bash with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. But then, no one would call Louisiana's four-term former governor, Edwin Edwards - the convicted felon with a wife five decades his junior, a 4-year-old son and a...
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Associated Press
August 13, 2017 - 9:41 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A more traditional person might call it crass, an ostentatious 90th birthday bash with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. But then, no one would call Louisiana's four-term former governor, Edwin Edwards - the convicted felon with a wife five decades his junior, a 4-year...
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Associated Press
August 12, 2017 - 8:39 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's four-term former governor Edwin Edwards is having an ostentatious 90th birthday bash, with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. A more traditional person might call it crass. But Edwards isn't anything close to traditional. The powerful and charismatic Democrat...
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Associated Press
Chris Miller
August 07, 2017 - 7:11 am
One of Louisiana's most famous -- and most infamous -- politicians hits a milestone today. Former governor Edwin W. Edwards is 90 years old. Born in 1927, Edwin Edwards has lived through a lot -- the Great Depression, a World War, political upheaval, four terms as Louisiana governor -- and nearly a...
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