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(1947- )

MELANCON, Charles J., a Representative from Louisiana; born in Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, La., October 3, 1947; B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, La., 1971; businessman; chairman, Louisiana State University Agricultural Development Council; member, Louisiana state house of representatives, 1987-1993; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-January 3, 2011); not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate to the United States Senate in 2010.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present