“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Charlie Melancon (American Politician)
Date of Birth:
October 3, 1947
Charles Joseph "Charlie" Melancon is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Louisiana's 3rd district. He was first elected in a December 4, 2004 general election and was re-elected in 2006.
The grandson and great-grandson of sugar cane farmers, Melancon worked as a driver in the 1971 gubernatorial campaign of Edwin Edwards and later owned and operated several small businesses before winning a 1987 special election for the Louisiana House of Representatives. After serving 2 more terms, he headed the American Sugar Cane League from 1993 to 2004. Melancon lives in the village of Napoleonville, the seat of Assumption Parish, located nearly 50 miles south of Baton Rouge. He is married to the former Peachy Clark, and they have two children, Charles Joseph and Claire.