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Charlie Melancon

AKA Charles Joseph Melancon

Born: 3-Oct-1947
Birthplace: Napoleonville, LA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Louisiana, 2005-11

Military service: US Army (1969-72)

Insurance salesman, Baskin-Robbins franchisee, and Louisiana state legislator elected to US Congress in 2004, succeeding Billy Tauzin. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, anti-net neutrality. Supported 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus; opposed 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), 2010 health care reform. Ran unsuccessfully for US Senate in 2010 instead of standing for re-election, and succeeded in US Congress by Jeff Landry.

Father: Joe Melancon (sugar mill manager)
Mother: Brownie Melancon
Sister: Julie Harris
Sister: Anne Perry
Wife: Alida Clark ("Peachy", two children)
Son: Charles Joseph ("Seph")
Daughter: Claire

    High School: Assumption High School, Napoleonville, LA
    University: BA Agribusiness, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1971)

    US Congressman, Louisiana 3rd (2005-11)
    American Sugar Cane League President (1993-2004)
    Louisiana State House of Representatives 60th (1987-93)
    Baskin-Robbins Franchisee, several stores
    Melancon Insurance Owner (1973-78)
    Chamber of Commerce Assumption, LA
    Ducks Unlimited
    Farm Bureau Assumption Parish, LA
    Knights of Columbus
    Kappa Sigma Fraternity
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

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