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In 1990, Weidie became Chief of Staff for U. S. Representative Gene Taylor, a Mississippi Democrat who represented District 5 until Mississippi lost a House seat. Taylor's district is now 4.

Weidie remained as the top assistant on Taylor's staff until 2003 when he left to assume a position representing a Louisiana legal firm in Washington, D. C.

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Born in 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Weidie received his B.A. degree at Mississippi State University in 1962 and attended Louisiana State University from 1962-1963. From 1963-1970 he managed the Weidie Oil Company. For twenty years, 1970-1990, he was publisher and editor of the Ocean Springs Record and the Gautier Independent. He also was a syndicated columnist from 1988-1990. He served as a political analyst for a television station in Biloxi, Mississippi, for several years.