Charles Elson 'Buddy' Roemer, III (born October 4, 1943), is an American politician and banker who was a candidate for the presidential nominations of the Republican Party and the Reform Party, respectively, in 2012. He withdrew. He was seeking the 2012 Americans Elect presidential nomination until that group announced it would not field a candidate in 2012 because no candidate reached the required minimum threshold of support to be on its ballot. He also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1988 before serving as the 76th Governor of Louisiana (52nd since U.S. Statehood), from 1988 to 1992. In March 1991, while serving as Governor, Roemer switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party. Buddy Roemer has endorsed Gary Johnson for U.S. President in 2012. Buddy Roemer was born on October 4, 1943, in Shreveport to Charles Elson 'Budgie' Roemer, II (December 11, 1923 - July 2012) and the former Adeline McDade.
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