Edgar G. “Sonny” Mouton, Jr., American politician, Died at 86

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Edgar Gonzague Mouton, Jr., known as Edgar G. “Sonny” Mouton, Jr. was born on September 22, 1929, and died on March 24, 2016.

He was an attorney from Lafayette, Louisiana

He was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1964 to 1966 and the Louisiana State Senate from 1966 to 1980.

Edgar ran for governor in the 1979 nonpartisan blanket primary, but was unsuccessful.

following that Mouton became the executive counsel (1980–1983) to newly elected Governor David C. Treen, the first Republican to hold the office since Reconstruction.

During 1985, Edgar Gonzague Mouton, Jr. returned briefly as a special consultant to Governor Edwin Washington Edwards, who had won a third term in the 1983 primary by unseating Treen.

He was a Lafayette native, Mouton attended Cathedral High School and graduated as class valedictorian in 1947.

Mouton received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1951.

During 1953, Mouton obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Tulane University Law School.

Edgar G. “Sonny” Mouton, Jr passed away at 86 yrs old.

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