Office Dates: Jan 11, 2016 -
P. O. Box 94004
Born: Sep 16, 1966
Birth State: Louisiana
Spouse: Donna Edwards
Family: Married Donna Edwards; three children
School(s): U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Louisiana State University Law Center
Military Service: Army
John Bel Edwards was sworn in as Louisiana’s 56th Governor on January 11, 2016.
John Bel Edwards grew up in the heart of Louisiana and graduated as valedictorian of his Amite High School class. Edwards was a 1988 Dean’s List graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After eight years of active duty with the U.S. Army as an airborne ranger, he went on to graduate Order of the Coif from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Governor Edwards’ political career started in 2008, when he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 72 in the Northshore region.
Governor Edwards is married to Donna Hutto. They live in Roseland, Louisiana, with their three children, Samantha Bel, Sarah Ellen and John Miller.