EDWARDS, Elaine Schwartzenburg (1929-2018)

EDWARDS, ELAINE SCHWARTZENBURG, (wife of Edwin Washington Edwards), a Senator from Louisiana; born Elaine Lucille Schwartzenburg in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., March 8, 1929; attended public schools; appointed on August 1, 1972, to the United States Senate by her husband, Governor Edwin W. Edwards, as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Allen J. Ellender, and served from August 1, 1972, until her resignation November 13, 1972; was a resident of Baton Rouge, La., until her death on May 14, 2018; interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, La.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection
Lafayette, LA
Paper: 1970-1979, 0.5 linear feet. This collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, speeches and other miscellaneous materials. Finding aid.

  • "Elaine S. Edwards," in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.