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Edwin Edwards
50th Governor of Louisiana
In office
January 13, 1992 â€“ January 8, 1996
Lieutenant Melinda Schwegmann
Preceded by Buddy Roemer
Succeeded by Mike Foster
In office
March 12, 1984 â€“ March 14, 1988
Lieutenant Bobby Freeman
Preceded by Dave Treen
Succeeded by Buddy Roemer
In office
May 9, 1972 â€“ March 10, 1980
Lieutenant Jimmy Fitzmorris
Preceded by John McKeithen
Succeeded by Dave Treen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana’s 7th district
In office
October 2, 1965 â€“ May 9, 1972
Preceded by Ashton Thompson
Succeeded by John Breaux
Personal details
Born Edwin Washington Edwards
(1927-08-07) August 7, 1927 (age 89)
Marksville, Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Elaine Schwartzenburg 1949–1989
Candace Picou (1994–2004)
Trina Grimes Scott (2011–present)
Children Anna
Alma mater Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1945–1946
Battles/wars World War II

I never speak ill of dead people or live judges.
I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
Edwin Edwards
The only way I can lose is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.
Edwin Edwards
I did not do anything wrong as a governor, even if you accept the verdict as it is, it doesn't indicate that.
Edwin Edwards
I will be a model prisoner, as I have been a model citizen.
He's so slow that he takes an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes.
People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true. I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors.
Edwin Edwards