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Erle Edwards Barham
Edwards Barham
Louisiana State Senate District 33 (East Carroll, Morehouse, Richland, and West Carroll parishes)
In office
1976–1980
Preceded by Charles M. Brown
Succeeded by David "Bo" Ginn
Personal details
Born (1937-07-10)July 10, 1937
Died October 17, 2014(2014-10-17) (aged 77)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Bennie Fay Berry Barham (born 1935)
Children Robert Berry Barham (born 1957)
Erle West Barham (born 1964)
Occupation Farmer
Religion Episcopal

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.


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