Edward Renwick

Edward Renwick, the veteran local pollster, pundit, and mentor to many who were looking forward to getting a practical guide to the rough-and tumble realm of Louisiana politics, is a name that will linger in the minds of many for years to come. While serving as a director of Loyola University’s Institute of Politics, a post he served for nearly three decades, he was able to show what the game was all about in a series of sessions.

His role at Loyola University was not the only position he occupied. Edward Rainey Renwick was also a political science professor at Loyola University, a political commentator on WWL-TV, and a pollster. While working as a WWL-TV political analyst, his insights helped shape political coverage and politics. Actually, there is no other person who was far better at political analysis as was the case with Edward Rainey Renwick in his heyday.

Before moving to Loyola, Renwick taught at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and at the University of New Orleans. At Loyola, many people knew him as a no-nonsense guy and was considered to be knowledgeable and understated. Of course, this is evident if the achievements of Edward R Renwick are anything to go with. What is even more fascinating is the fact that he was never lacking in confidence and always gave you facts.

Even though some might argue his analysis came at a different time in politics, but his polls were accurate no wonder it was easy for him to earn a huge following. Nowadays, it is quite easy to find polls all over the place, but this was not the case with Edward R Renwick. Of course, his position as director at Loyola’s Institute of Politics had an important role to play in the knowledge and network of contacts he gained.

As a native of Joliet, Illinois, Ed Renwick earned his graduate degrees at the University of Arizona. For his research when pursuing a doctoral dissertation on political dynasties, Renwick returned to Louisiana with the Long family as a focus. Once he decided to retire, Loyola University established an annual Ed Renwick Lecture series in his honor.

For many Ed Renwick is a true representation of what you can become provided you’re devoted to your goals. Actually, many still look up to his work in their quest of achieving success in life.

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