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Wife: Edwin Edwards in hospital with pneumonia

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The Associated Press
 From: Alexandria Town Talk





NEW ORLEANS — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

“He’s tired, but overall he’s doing well” after being taken by ambulance on Saturday to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, his wife, Trina Scott Edwards, said in a Facebook message Sunday.

Edwards “should be back to his old self in a couple of days,” she wrote.

The former governor, whose hospitalization was first reported in the Baton Rouge news media, is 84.

Nearly two dozen people had posted get-well wishes on his wife’s Facebook page by Sunday morning.

Edwin Edwards served four terms as governor, then served more than eight years in federal prison after being convicted of racketeering.

Three years on probation began in early July, when he completed six months of home detention.

The former governor’s own Facebook page maxed out at 5,000 “friends” within weeks after its launch in late June.

He married prison pen-pal Trina Grimes Scott, a former Alexandria resident, on July 29, and marked his 84th birthday Aug. 7.

Trina Edwards, the former governor’s third wife, wrote to him after reading his authorized biography and becoming convinced that she had the wrong idea about him, Edwin Edwards said last year

After visiting him in prison, she asked if she could continue to see him. “I was 83 years old, in prison and broke,” Edwards said July 30. “That’s like throwing a life raft to someone who’s drowning.”



Written by demon53

January 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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