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Elaine S. Edwards

American politician
Elaine Edwards in early 1970s

Elaine Schwartzenburg Edwards (March 8, 1929 – May 14, 2018)[1][2] was a former United States Senator from Louisiana. She was a member of the Democratic Party. Edwards was the wife of Edwin Edwards, the former Governor of Louisiana. They were married from 1949 until they divorced in 1989.[3] She was a Senator for three and a half months during 1972.[4] Edwards was born in Marksville, Louisiana.[4]

Edwards died on May 14, 2018 at her daughter's home in Denham Springs, Louisiana of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 89.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Elaine S. Edwards Biography". Infoplease. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. "Elaine Edwards, former Louisiana governor's first wife". Hastings Tribune. May 14, 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. Manuscripts, Volumes 31-32, Manuscript Society, New York (1979), p. 279
  4. 4.0 4.1 Matthew Andrew Wasniewski; et al., Women in Congress, 1917-2006 (Washington: Government printing office, 2006), p. 467
  5. Elaine Edwards. Louisiana former first lady, dies at 89:report