Birth Name: Charles Elson Roemer III
Date of Birth: October 4, 1943
Place of Birth: Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Death: May 17, 2021
Place of Death: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Ethnicity: German, English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish
Buddy Roemer was an American politician, investor, and banker. He was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana, from January 3, 1981 to March 14, 1988, and Governor of Louisiana, from March 14, 1988 to January 13, 1992. He was a Democrat until 1991, a Reform Party member from 2012 to 2013, and a Republican otherwise.
He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s, the Reform Party’s, and the Americans Elect party’s, nominations for President of the United States in 2012.
Buddy was the son of Juliet Adeline (McDade) and Charles E. Roemer II (Charles Elson Roemer II), also known as Budgie Roemer and Charlie Roemer. His father was a farmer and businessperson, who was Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, from 1972 to 1980. Buddy was married to Scarlett, until his death. He had three children.
Buddy’s paternal grandfather was Charles Elson “Pete” Roemer (the son of Franklin Daniel Roemer and Eleanor Williams). Charles was born in Ohio.
Buddy’s paternal grandmother was Maggie Lucille Crocker (the daughter of Frank Ezekial Crocker and Margaret Ann Patterson). Buddy’s grandmother Maggie was born in Oklahoma. Frank was the son of Charles Marshall Crocker and Harriet Alma Campbell. Buddy’s great-grandmother Margaret was the daughter of John William Patterson and Ann Eliza Black.
Buddy’s maternal grandfather was Ross Elias McDade (the son of James Germany McDade and Sarah Fort “Sallie” Connell). Ross was born in Louisiana. James was the son of James Germany McDade and Nancy Miller. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Dixon Connell and Dorothy Berry “Dollie” Fort.
Buddy’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Earle Elston (the daughter of Joseph Walker Elston and Emily Ogilvie Moore). Ethel was born in Louisiana. Joseph was the son of William Clark Elston and Adeline Findley. Emily was the daughter of Barnard Dudley Moore and Sarah Isabella.
Buddy’s maternal grandparents, Ross Elias McDade and Ethel Earle Elston, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org