FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (3/98)
Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or 869-5709 (Day) or 868-1067 (Evening)
SHREVEPORT -- Former governor and congressman Charles "Buddy" Roemer will discuss "Ethics in Politics" during a public lecture Wednesday, April 8 at Centenary College.
The program, sponsored by the Centenary Leadership Institute, will be held at 7 p.m. in the South Dining Hall of Bynum Commons. It is free and open to the public.
Roemer served as governor of Louisiana from March 1988 through January 1992. As governor, he was viewed as a strong reformer, who stressed the four E's: economic development, ethics in government, environmental balance and education. During his term as governor, the first campaign finance reform legislation in the history of the state was passed.
Prior to serving as governor, Roemer represented Northwest Louisiana as a U.S. congressman from 1980-87. As a congressman, he was a member of the "boll weevils," a group of primarily southern, conservative Democrats.
He is currently president of Roemer and Associates, a Louisiana company that specializes in foreign trade and investment, concentrating on Central/South America and China. He is also one of the founding members of the Business Bank of Baton Rouge.
Roemer earned a bachelor's degree in government and politics from Harvard College in 1964 and the MBA from Harvard Business School in 1967. He received an honorary doctorate from Centenary in 1989.
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