|Posted on 10/24/2017 4:38:00 AM.|
Today is the 30th anniversary of the historic 1987 gubernatorial election where Democrat Buddy Roemer was elected governor when fellow Democrat Edwin Edwards conceded after finishing second in the primary. Roemer received 34% of the vote in the primary and Edwards garnered 28%.
|1987 gubernatorial election, Buddy Roemer, Edwin Edwards|
|Posted on 8/24/2017 4:23:00 AM.|
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 the storm took aim on Louisiana.
|Hurricane Andrew, Edwin Edwards, Georgia H.W. Bush, Louisiana, St. Mary Parish, WAFB, Mike Graham|
|Posted on 8/7/2017 3:29:00 AM.|
Today is the 90th birthday of former four-term Governor Edwin Edwards and he’s still going strong. During an appearance on Talk Louisiana, Edwards credits his long life to good genes, as two of his grandparents lived to be over 100-years-old. The Silver Fox says he’s lived a blessed and wonderful life.
|Edwin Edwards, birthday, former governor, 90|
|Posted on 12/13/2016 1:51:00 PM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
Former Governor Edwin Edwards is in the hospital with another bout of pneumonia. His wife Trina says that the 89-year-old has been having trouble with this infection for a while. She says it seems every winter about this time Edwards comes down with it.
|edwin edwards, trina edwards, hospital|
|Posted on 8/7/2016 9:26:00 AM.|
Former four-term governor Edwin Edwards says he is well on his way to becoming the oldest governor of Louisiana, as he turned 89-years-old on Sunday. Edwards’s youngest son Eli just turned 3, and he says it’s given him a chance to be a better father than he was to his first four children. He has some advice for young fathers.
|Edwin Edwards, governor, Louisiana|
|Posted on 5/16/2016 12:36:00 PM.|
Former Lt. Governor Bobby Freeman has died. His family says Freeman passed away this morning after suffering an aneurysm last week. He was 82-years-old. The St. Martinville native served as Lt. Governor from 1980-88. Edwin Edwards was the governor during Freeman’s second term, and the former governor says Freeman was a very energetic man.
|Bobby Freeman, Edwin Edwards, Lt. Governor|
|Posted on 1/18/2016 4:39:00 PM.|
|Visitation is Tuesday for former state legislator and ex-mayor of Marksville, Raymond Laborde, who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. Former governor Edwin Edwards grew up with Laborde in Marksville and says Laborde was an influential lawmaker during his 20 years in the state legislature. |
|Raymond Laborde, Marksville, Edwin Edwards|
|Posted on 11/25/2015 5:25:00 PM.|
Former Governor Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in a hospital battling pneumonia. According to his wife, Trina, the former four-term governor was admitted yesterday and doctors in Baton Rouge are treating him with antibiotics. Edwin Edwards biographer, Leo Honeycutt, says illnesses are not unusual for the Cajun Prince.
|Edwin Edwards, pneumonia, Leo Honeycutt|
|Posted on 10/2/2015 11:23:00 AM.|
In a recent poll ranking Louisiana's six most recent governors, former four-term Governor Edwin Edwards came in at number one among respondents. 31-percent thought the "Cajun Prince" was the best governor, followed by former two-term Governor Mike Foster with 21-percent.
|Louisiana, politics, governor, poll, Edwin Edwards, Mike Foster, Bobby Jindal|
|Posted on 9/23/2015 6:16:00 AM.|
A state judge has thrown out a 1997 constitutional amendment that prohibits convicted felons from running for public office in Louisiana until 15 years after their prison sentence is completed. The case involves former state senator Derrick Shepherd, who spent 37 months in prison and is seeking a state House seat this fall. Former Governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards agrees with the ruling.
|Edwin Edwards, Derrick Shepherd, Wilson Fields|
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