Edwin Edwards, Louisiana governor convicted of corruption, dies at 93

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, the charismatic Cajun rogue who served a record four terms in the Capitol as well as a stint in federal prison for corruption, died Monday morning. He was 93.

Edwards entered hospice care last week.

He was the state’s last populist Democratic governor in the tradition Huey Long and Earl Long, serving consecutive terms from 1972-80 and single terms from 1984-88 and 1992-96.

Before that he served as a state senator from Crowley and then represented Acadiana in Congress from 1965-72.

“I’ve had a great life,” Edwards said in an interview with USA Today Network on his 90th birthday in 2017. “I’ve been around the world six times and in every state and there’s not a better place in America and the world than Louisiana.”

Source: USA Today – Breaking News

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