Edwards Barham

Erle Edwards Barham
Louisiana State Senator for District 33 (East Carroll, Morehouse, Richland, and West Carroll parishes)
In office
Preceded by Charles M. Brown
Succeeded by David 'Bo' Ginn
Personal details
Born (1937-07-10)July 10, 1937
Died October 17, 2014(2014-10-17) (aged 77)
Cause of death plane crash
Resting place Episcopal Church of the Redeemer Cemetery in Oak Ridge, Louisiana
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Bennie Faye Berry Barham
Relations Robert J. Barham (brother)
Children Ben Edwards Barham, II (deceased)

Erle West Barham
Amy Barham Westbrook

Robert Berry Barham
Residence Oak Ridge
Morehouse Parish
Alma mater Oak Ridge High School

Louisiana State University

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Occupation Farmer and businessman

Erle Edwards Barham (July 10, 1937 – October 17, 2014) was a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate, the first from that party since Reconstruction. He first won the Senate seat in December 1975 beating L.B Loftin by just 89 votes.[1]

Barham was a certified flight instructor, and was killed when he struck a perimeter fence while taxiing an airplane on the runway.[2]


  1. ^ "Lake Charles American Press Archives, Dec 16, 1975, p. 24". NewspaperArchive.com. December 16, 1975. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Former state Senator Edwards Barham dies in place crash". KNOE-TV. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.

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