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  Roemer III, Charles E. "Buddy"
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NameCharles E. "Buddy" Roemer III
Shreveport, Louisiana , United States
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Born October 04, 1943
DiedMay 17, 2021 (77 years)
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Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
May 17, 2021 09:15am
Tags Caucasian - Divorced - Methodist -
InfoCHARLES E. "BUDDY" ROEMER was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated president and valedictorian of his high school class. He received a bachelor's degree in government and economics from Harvard University in 1964 and a master's degree in business and finance from Harvard Business School in 1967. He then returned to Bossier City, Louisiana, where he founded two banks, ran a computer company, and a political consulting firm. He was elected as a delegate to the Lousiana Constitutional Convention in 1972 and became a state congressional representative in 1980. He was reelected three times without opposition. In Congress, he served on the House Banking, Finance, the Urban Affairs Committee and the Small Business Committee, and founded and co-chaired the House Grace Caccus, a bipartisan group recommending cost-saving measures for the federal government. While in office, he balanced the state budget for three years, increased teacher pay, strengthened the department of environmental quality to enforce environmental laws, and toughened the laws on campaign finance. Late in his term Roemer switched parties and joined the Republicans, but never won the full allegiance of long term members of the state G0P. Despite a scandal-free administration, he failed to increase the support he received in the 1987 election. Governor Roemer came in third in the '91 campaign losing to a controversial pair of politicians who incited strong feelings - Edwin Edwards and David Duke.


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May 17, 2021 07:55am Obituary Buddy Roemer, Louisiana's former Democrat-turned-Republican governor, dies at 77  Article IndyGeorgia 
May 31, 2012 09:00am News Buddy Roemer quits 2012 race  Article TX DEM 
May 17, 2012 11:00am News Roemer Reacts to Americans Elect Decision  Article Picimpalious 
Apr 27, 2012 06:00pm News Independent candidate Buddy Roemer is reaching out for support from the Modern Whig Party  Article Picimpalious 
Feb 03, 2012 01:00pm News Buddy Roemer first presidential candidate eligible for federal matching funds  Article CincinnatiReds1990 
Dec 01, 2011 11:00am News Buddy Roemer to seek Americans Elect third-party nomination for president  Article Thomas Walker 

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