Remembering Gov. Edwin Edwards; by long time colleague Jim Brown

Edwin Edwards and Jim Brown

By Jim Brown

People say a lot of things about me.  But if you’re not being criticized or having them jeer at you, you’re not doing something right.
Edwin Edwards

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Edwin Edwards, Louisiana’s longest serving governor, pasted away this week at the ripe old age of 93.  He lived a full and controversial life.

I first met Edwin Edwards on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  A few months earlier, a mutual friend, Don Jones from Crowley, suggested that I visit with a fairly obscure southwest Louisiana congressman who was considering a race for governor.  A few days later, I received a letter from Edwards who suggested we meet personally in the near future.

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