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John Bel Edwards' Biography


Contact Information

Office of the Governor
Post Office Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Office of the Governor
Post Office Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804

Full Name:

John Bel Edwards




Wife: Donna; 3 Children: Sarah, Samantha, John

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Amite, LA

Home City:

Amite, LA


Roman Catholic

JD, Louisiana State University, 1996-1999

BS, Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1984-1988

Governor, State of Louisiana, 2016-present

Candidate, Governor of Louisiana, 2019

Representative, Louisiana State House of Representatives, District 72, 2008-2015

Former Member, Capital Region Legislative Delegation

Former Member, Louisiana Rural Caucus

Founding Partner/Attorney, Edwards & Stevens, Limited Liability Company, 2000-present

Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals, 1999-2000

Captain, United States Army, 1988-1996

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1999-present

Member, American Legion, present

Member, Amite Kiwanis, present

Member, Florida Parishes Inns of Court, present

Member, Florida Parishes Skeet and Gun Club, present

Member/Lector/Minister, Saint Helena Catholic Church, present

Member, Saint Helena Catholic Church Finance Committee, present

Spouse's Occupation:

Teacher, K-8