Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ROEMER, Charles Elson (Buddy), III (1943-)

ROEMER, CHARLES ELSON (BUDDY), III, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., October 4, 1943; attended the public schools; graduated from Bossier High School, 1960; B.S., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1964; M.B.A., Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass., 1967; businessman, farmer, banker; elected delegate, Louisiana Constitutional convention, 1972; delegate, Louisiana State Democratic convention, 1979; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on March 14, 1988 (January 3, 1981-March 14, 1988); elected Governor of Louisiana in 1987 and served from March 14, 1988, until January 13, 1992; changed party affiliation from a Democrat to a Republican on March 11, 1991; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1991; is a resident of Bossier City, La.

Louisiana State University
Special Collections
Baton Rouge, LA
Papers: 1980-1988, 227 cubic feet.
The papers of former Congressman "Buddy" Roemer chiefly consist of congressional office files, including material relating to legislative and committee work and Louisiana politics.