Edwards Barham

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Erle Edwards Barham
Louisiana State Senate District 33 (East Carroll, Morehouse, Richland, and West Carroll parishes)
In office
1976–1980
Preceded byCharles M. Brown
Succeeded byDavid "Bo" Ginn
Personal details
Born(1937-07-10)July 10, 1937
DiedOctober 17, 2014(2014-10-17) (aged 77)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Bennie Fay Berry Barham (born 1935)
ChildrenRobert Berry Barham (born 1957)
Erle West Barham (born 1964)
OccupationFarmer

Erle Edwards Barham (July 10, 1937 – October 17, 2014) was an American farmer and conservationist. He was the first Republican elected—by a 29-vote margin—to the Louisiana State Senate since the era of Reconstruction.

Barham represented the agricultural District 33 from 1976 to 1980. He was narrowly unseated in the 1979 nonpartisan blanket primary by the Democrat David "Bo" Ginn of Bastrop, who held the seat until 1988.

Barham died in a plane crash on October 17, 2014. He was attempting to take off at Rayville Municipal Airport when his Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft struck a perimeter fence.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former state senator Edwards Barnham dies in plane crash". Knoe.com. Retrieved October 19, 2014.