Edwin Edwards Success Story

Edwin Edwards Success Story

Edwin Washington Edwards


Edwin Edwards is a well known American politician and a Democrat. He was the 50th Governor of Louisiana and served four terms. He was also the representative of USA for Louisiana’s 7th Congressional district. He was convicted for racketeering and sentenced to ten years prison in 2002.


Edwin was born on 7th August, 1927 in the Avoyelles Parish Village in Marksville. As a young man, Edward wanted to be a preacher. He has a degree in law from Louisiana State University Law Center.

Early Life

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Edwin fought in the World War II and worked for the US Navy Air Corps. Edwards was a lawyer in Crowley. He ventured into politics and won the Crowley Council elections of 1954. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He held this seat till 1964, when he contested the Louisiana State Senate elections against Bill Cleveland and defeated him. Just after two years of his services in the Senate, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana District. He was a member from 1965 to 1972. During this term, he was re-elected into the House thrice.


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Edward contested elections for the post of Governor of Louisiana 1971-72 and won. He was re-elected and continued to be the governor till 1980.

In 1983, Edwin contested the Governor elections against David Treen and defeated him. He continued to be the Governor of Louisiana till 1988. Edwin Edward served as the Governor of Louisiana again from 1992-1996.

Personal Life


Edward Edwin married Elaine Schwatzenburg in 1949. They had four children together. After her death, he married Candace Picou, whom he divorced in 2004. Presently he is married to Trina Grimes Scott and has a son from her.

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Full Name :
Edwin Washington Edwards
Born :
7th-Aug -1927
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Birth Place :
Education :
Marksville High School Louisiana,
Paul M. Hebert Law Center Louisiana
Occupation :
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Networth :
$ 10 Million

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