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Charles "Buddy" Roemer

This special "In Memoriam" program celebrates the life of Louisiana Legend Charles "Buddy" Roemer, who served in Congress from 1981-87 before being elected as Governor in 1987 and serving from 1988-1992. While in office, Roemer strengthened the Department of Environmental Quality to enforce environmental laws and toughened the laws on campaign finance. He is the only governor in Louisiana history to change party affiliations while in office, switching from a Democrat to a Republican in 1991.