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John Breaux

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 1, 1944(age 73)
Place of birthCrowley, Louisiana
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseLois Daigle Breaux
OccupationLawyer, Politician
ReligionRoman Catholic
In officeJanuary 3, 1987 - January 3, 2005
Succeeded byDavid Vitter
Preceded byRussell B. Long
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 7th district
In officeSeptember 30, 1972 - January 3, 1987
Succeeded byJimmy Hayes
Preceded byEdwin Edwards

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John Berlinger Breaux (c-eniconˈbroʊ; born March 1, 1944) is a former United States senator from Louisiana who served from 1987 until 2005. He was also a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1972 to 1987. He was considered one of the more conservative national legislators from the Democratic Party. Breaux was a member of the New Democrat Coalition.


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