Charles E. Roemer II

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Charles Elson Roemer II, also known as Charlie Roemer or Budgie Roemer (December 11, 1923 – July 7, 2012), was a farmer and businessman from Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana, who served as the commissioner of administration from 1972 to 1980 in the first two terms of Governor Edwin Washington Edwards.wikipedia
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Buddy Roemer

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He was the father of Charles Elson "Buddy" Roemer III, who served as governor from 1988 to 1992, between the third and fourth Edwards terms.
Buddy Roemer was born on October 4, 1943, in Shreveport, the son of Charles Elson "Budgie" Roemer, II (December 11, 1923 - July 2012) and the former Adeline McDade (1923–January 29, 2016).

Edwin Edwards

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Charles Elson Roemer II, also known as Charlie Roemer or Budgie Roemer (December 11, 1923 – July 7, 2012), was a farmer and businessman from Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana, who served as the commissioner of administration from 1972 to 1980 in the first two terms of Governor Edwin Washington Edwards.
One of Edwards' campaign strategists, Charles E. Roemer, II, of Bossier City, was appointed as the full-time commissioner of administration, a position that Roemer retained from 1972 to 1980.

Bossier City, Louisiana

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Charles Elson Roemer II, also known as Charlie Roemer or Budgie Roemer (December 11, 1923 – July 7, 2012), was a farmer and businessman from Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana, who served as the commissioner of administration from 1972 to 1980 in the first two terms of Governor Edwin Washington Edwards.

Overton Brooks

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On January 31, 1961, U.S. Representative Overton Brooks of Louisiana's 4th congressional district, based about Shreveport, voted with a narrow majority of 217–212 to increase the size of the House Rules Committee to permit Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas to appoint newer, more liberal members to the panel, which determines the legislation brought to the House floor.
Among the organizers of the League were Charles E. Roemer, II, of Bossier Parish, later the commissioner of administration for eight years under Governor Edwin Edwards and the father of Governor Buddy Roemer.

Carlos Marcello

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In 1981, a year after the second Edwards administration ended, Roemer and four others, including Carlos Marcello, the boss of the New Orleans crime family; Aubrey W. Young, a key administration figure during the administration of Governor John J. McKeithen; New Orleans attorney Vincent A. Mannello, and lobbyist I. Irving Davidson were charged in U.S. District Court in New Orleans with conspiracy, racketeering, and mail and wire fraud in a scheme to bribe state officials to give the five men multimillion-dollar insurance contracts.
In 1981, Marcello, Aubrey W. Young (a former aide to Governor John J. McKeithen), Charles E. Roemer, II (former commissioner of administration to Governor Edwin Edwards), and two other men were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans with conspiracy, racketeering, and mail and wire fraud in a scheme to bribe state officials to give the five men multimillion-dollar insurance contracts.

Chas Roemer

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Grandson Chas Roemer, son of Buddy Roemer and first wife, the former Frances "Cookie" Demler, later Cookie Thomas, is an elected Republican member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Roemer's paternal grandfather, Charles E. Roemer, II, was a farmer and businessman in Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana and the commissioner of administration for former Governor Edwin W. Edwards, later an intraparty rival of Buddy Roemer's.

Morey Leonard Sear

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U.S. District Judge Morey Sear allowed the admission of secretly-recorded conversations that demonstrated corruption at the highest levels of state government.
In 1981, Sear presided over the three-month BriLab trial of Carlos Marcello, Aubrey W. Young, and Charles E. Roemer, II, on charges of conspiracy, racketeering, and mail, and wire fraud in a scheme to defraud the state through multimillion-dollar insurance contracts.

Jim McCrery

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This same congressional seat was held by Buddy Roemer from 1981 to 1988 and unsuccessfully sought by Adeline Roemer in 1988, who was defeated by the then freshman incumbent Republican Jim McCrery, a former aide to Buddy Roemer.
In his bid for a full term in 1988, McCrery handily defeated Adeline McDade Roemer (1923-2016), the wife of businessman and political operative Charles E. Roemer II, and the Democratic mother of McCrery's former benefactor, Buddy Roemer.

First United Methodist Church (Shreveport, Louisiana)

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Services were held on July 10, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Shreveport, with officiating ministers Michael Barrett, Carl Rhoads, and Roemer's son-in-law, David R. Melville, pastor of the Fellowship United Methodist Church of Bossier City,.

Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Grandson Chas Roemer, son of Buddy Roemer and first wife, the former Frances "Cookie" Demler, later Cookie Thomas, is an elected Republican member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Louisiana

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Charles Elson Roemer II, also known as Charlie Roemer or Budgie Roemer (December 11, 1923 – July 7, 2012), was a farmer and businessman from Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana, who served as the commissioner of administration from 1972 to 1980 in the first two terms of Governor Edwin Washington Edwards.

List of governors of Louisiana

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Charles Elson Roemer II, also known as Charlie Roemer or Budgie Roemer (December 11, 1923 – July 7, 2012), was a farmer and businessman from Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana, who served as the commissioner of administration from 1972 to 1980 in the first two terms of Governor Edwin Washington Edwards.

World War II

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During World War II, he volunteered for the United States Army Air Corps, forerunner of the United States Air Force.

United States Army Air Corps

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During World War II, he volunteered for the United States Army Air Corps, forerunner of the United States Air Force.

United States Air Force

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During World War II, he volunteered for the United States Army Air Corps, forerunner of the United States Air Force.

Louisiana Tech University

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Thereafter, he attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Ruston, Louisiana

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Thereafter, he attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Phi Beta Kappa

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Thereafter, he attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana State University

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Thereafter, he attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Thereafter, he attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Exxon

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While attending LSU, he worked as a welder at the nearby Exxon refinery.

Bossier Parish, Louisiana

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A native of McDade in Bossier Parish, she survived her husband after seventy years of marriage.

International Harvester

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They cultivated hybrid seed corn, owned an International Harvester equipment dealership, and owned and operated two cotton gins.

Cotton gin

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They cultivated hybrid seed corn, owned an International Harvester equipment dealership, and owned and operated two cotton gins.

Soybean

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In addition to cotton and corn, Roemer grew soybeans, sunflowers, tomatoes, geese, and cattle.