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Profession: Politician | Lawyer
Date of Birth: 1927-08-07
Nicknames: Edwin Washington Edwards, The Silver Zipper
Ethnicity: Cajun
Country: Marksville
Edwin Edwards net worth: Edwin Edwards is a former Governor of Louisiana, convicted felon and reality TV star who has a net worth of $10 million. Edwin Edwards is one of the most famous politicians in Louisiana. He served as the state's 50th Governor over four non-consecutive terms starting in 1972. Edwards is also famous for being convicted of 26 counts of extortion, racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and wire fraud. He subsequently served 8 years in prison. He was released in January 2011, a few months early thanks to good behavior. Edwin and his wife Trina Edwards are now starring in their own reality show "The Governor's Wife" which airs on A&E. Trina is 35 years old and Edwin is 86. In August 2013 the couple welcomed their first child together. Edwards has several children from previous marriages.
Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) served as the 50th Governor of Louisiana for four terms (1972???1980, 1984???1988 and 1992???1996), twice as many elected terms as any other Louisiana chief executive has thus far served with a record of 16 years in office. A colorful, powerful and legendary figure in Louisiana politics, Edwards was long dogged by charges of corruption.
In 2001, he was sentenced to ten years in prison on racketeering charges. Edwards began serving his sentence in October 2002 in Fort Worth, Texas, and was later transferred to the federal facility in Oakdale, Louisiana.
Two men whom Edwards defeated in Louisiana elections???David C. Treen and J. Bennett Johnston Jr.???and a third who was his prot?(C)g?(C), John Breaux, confirmed in July 2007 that they intended to approach then U.S. President George W. Bush about procuring a pardon or commutation for Edwards, who celebrated his 80th birthday in prison in August 2007. Bush, however, denied a pardon for Edwards before he left the presidency on January 20, 2009.
Edwards was released from federal prison into a halfway house on January 13, 2011. Supporters lobbied President Barack Obama for a pardon for Edwards so he might run in the 2011 Louisiana gubernatorial election. Obama did not reply to petitions by supporters of Edwards, and Edwards remains ineligible to seek the governorship again.
Edwin Washington Edwards was born in rural Avoyelles Parish, near Marksville. His father, Clarence Edwards, was a half-French Creole[citation needed]Presbyterian sharecropper, while his mother, the former Agn??s Brouillette, was a French-speaking Catholic. Edward's ancestors were among early Louisiana colonists from France who eventually settled in Avoyelles Parish, referred to as the original French Creoles. Edwards, like many 20th century politicians from Avoyelles, assumed that they had Cajun ancestry, when in fact he may have had none. His father was descended from a family in Kentucky, who

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Edwin Edwards' last stand

GONZALES, LA. — Just down I-10 from Baton Rouge, south on state Highway 44 and a mile or so beyond the Do Right Full Gospel Baptist Church, Louisiana’s legendary political lion is having the time of his life. Edwin Washington Edwards — scoundrel ...
Posted: October 17, 2016, 3:32 pm

As third debate looms, polls reveal cratering Trump campaign

Louisiana politician Edwin Edwards once famously quipped amid a lopsided gubernatorial run that "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy." Hillary Clinton is entering dead girl/live boy territory.
Posted: October 20, 2016, 6:40 am

Attorney General Jeff Landry can block LGBT workplace protections, court says

The court sided with Landry on Monday. Edwards is not the first governor to issue this type of executive order. Kathleen Blanco and Edwin Edwards, both Democrats, put similar protections in place for gay, lesbian and bisexual people. But Edwards is the ...
Posted: October 17, 2016, 6:36 pm
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