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Ex-Governor's Children 'Horrified' by Cremation

They say former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards thought cremation was 'abominable'

(Newser) - In July, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was laid to rest in a Baton Rouge cemetery after a funeral procession through the city. His three oldest children aren't happy about the fact that his third wife had him dug up and cremated 10 weeks later. His oldest child, Anna...

Edwin Edwards, Legend of Louisiana Politics, Is Dead

Former governor was 93

(Newser) - Edwin Edwards, the high-living four-term governor whose three-decade dominance of Louisiana politics was all but overshadowed by scandal and an eight-year federal prison stretch, died Monday at age 93, per the AP . Edwards died of respiratory problems with family and friends by his bedside, family spokesman Leo Honeycutt said. He...

Louisiana's Ex-Con Former Gov Running for Congress

Edwin Edwards, 86, will seek House seat

(Newser) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has decided that neither age—nor his status as an ex-con—is a barrier to a run for Congress. The 86-year-old Democrat, who was released from federal prison in 2011 after serving eight years on fraud and racketeering charges, has entered the race for the...

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