|50th Governor of Louisiana|
January 13, 1992 â€“ January 8, 1996
|Preceded by||Buddy Roemer|
|Succeeded by||Mike Foster|
March 12, 1984 â€“ March 14, 1988
|Preceded by||Dave Treen|
|Succeeded by||Buddy Roemer|
May 9, 1972 â€“ March 10, 1980
|Preceded by||John McKeithen|
|Succeeded by||Dave Treen|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana’s 7th district
October 2, 1965 â€“ May 9, 1972
|Preceded by||Ashton Thompson|
|Succeeded by||John Breaux|
|Born||Edwin Washington Edwards
August 7, 1927
Marksville, Louisiana, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Elaine Schwartzenburg 1949â€“1989
Candace Picou (1994â€“2004)
Trina Grimes Scott (2011â€“present)
|Alma mater||Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1945â€“1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.
The only way I can lose is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.
I did not do anything wrong as a governor, even if you accept the verdict as it is, it doesn't indicate that.
People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true. I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors.