Charlie Melancon

Charles Joseph "Charlie" Melancon ( born October 3, 1947 in Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana) is an American politician. From 2005 to 2011 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charlie Melancon studied until 1971 at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He then worked as a private businessman. He was also Chairman of the Agricultural Development Council of the Louisiana State University. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1987 and 1993 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Louisiana.

In the congressional elections of 2004, Melancon was the third electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he stepped on 3 January 2005 in the footsteps of Billy Tauzin. To prevent re- re-election he not applied; Instead, he ran unsuccessfully in November 2010 in the election for the United States Senate. With 38:57 percent, he was defeated by Republican incumbent David Vitter. Most recently he was a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and in two of its subcommittees in the House of Representatives. His successor in the third district Republican Jeff Landry is selected, the clearly defeating the Democrat Ravi Kishan Sangisetty. Melancon resigned from the Congress on January 3, 2011.

Charlie Melancon is married and has two children.

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