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John Bel Edwards
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56th Governor of Louisiana
Assumed office
January 11, 2016
Lieutenant Billy Nungesser
Preceded by Bobby Jindal
Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
January 9, 2012 – December 10, 2015
Preceded by Jane Smith
Succeeded by Gene Reynolds
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 72nd district
In office
January 14, 2008 – December 10, 2015
Preceded by Robby Carter
Succeeded by Robby Carter
Personal details
Born September 16, 1966 (1966-09-16) (age 55)
Amite, Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Donna Hutto
Alma mater U.S. Military Academy
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1988–1996
Unit 25th Infantry Division
82nd Airborne Division

John Bel Edwards (born September 16, 1966) is an American attorney and Democratic Party politician. He is the Governor of Louisiana since January 2016. He was elected on November 21, 2015. He was a member of and the Minority Leader of the Louisiana House of Representatives, having represented the 72nd District from 2008 through 2016.

Edwards was born in Amite City, Louisiana.

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