John Bel Edwards
State of Louisiana
On January 11, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards was sworn in as the 56th Governor of Louisiana. He graduated in 1988 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served eight years as an Airborne Ranger on active duty with the U.S. Army and commanded a rifle company in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. He graduated Order of the Coif from LSU Law Center then set up a civil law practice. He served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 72 and served for eight years.