Former Governor Edwin Washington Edwards died peacefully Monday morning at his home in Gonzales with family and friends by his bedside. Edwards was just shy of his 94th birthday in August, he was 93.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete for at this time.
Edwards served consecutive terms from 1972 to 1980 and single terms from 1984 to 1988 and 1992 to 1996.
Edwards served in Congress representing the Acadiana area from 1965 to 1972.