Wilbert Joseph "Billy" Tauzin ( born June 14, 1943 in Chackbay, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana) is an American politician. Between 1980 and 2005 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Billy Tauzin visited until 1964, Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. After a subsequent law degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he was admitted in 1967 as a lawyer. Politically Tauzin was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1963 and 1967 he was employed by the administration of the State Senate. From 1972 to 1980 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Louisiana.
Following the resignation of Mr David C. Treen, who was elected governor of Louisiana, was due in the Tauzin -election for the third seat of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he joined on 22 May 1980 at its new mandate. After eight elections he could remain until January 3, 2005 at the Congress. Tauzin was considered one of the most conservative Democratic deputies. In 1995 he published his party as too liberal; Therefore, he switched to the Republican Party as their candidate, he was elected at subsequent elections through 2002 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Between 2001 and 2004 he was chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. In 2004, Tauzin waived for health reasons for reelection.
After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Billy Tauzin President and CEO of a pharmaceutical company lobby. He is married to his second wife, from his first marriage he has five adult children.