Treen succeeds Edwards as Louisiana governor

Dave Treen, who was elected Louisiana's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, was to be sworn in Monday to succeed Gov. Edwin Edwards. Representing a party that claimed only 80,000 registered Louisiana voters to 1.5 million for the Democrats, Mr. Treen campaigned on a platform of nonpartisan government -- and made good on his promise when he appointed four of his Democratic rivals to top positions in the new administration.

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