LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Former state lawmaker Edgar "Sonny" Mouton, an adviser to two governors, has died.

Delhomme Funeral Home confirmed Mouton died Thursday. He was 86.

Visitation for Mouton is scheduled Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home in Lafayette. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Mouton, an attorney, was elected to the state House in 1964. He then was elected to the Senate, where he served from 1966 to 1980. He also served as executive counsel to former Gov. Dave Treen and was an adviser to former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Mouton was the principal author of the legislation that created CODOFIL, a major step forward for the preservation of the Cajun heritage.

Survivors include four daughters, 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

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