Huey Long

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Person.png Huey Long   Spartacus WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
(politician)
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BornHuey Pierce Long Jr.
1893-08-30
Winnfield, Louisiana, United States
Died1935-09-10 (Age 42)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Alma materTulane University
Children • Rose McConnell Long McFarland
• Russell B. Long
• Palmer Reid Long
Relatives • George S. Long
• Earl Long
• Blanche Long
• Gillis Long
• Speedy O. Long
• Swords Lee
SpouseRose McConnell Long
Victim ofassassination
PartyDemocratic

Huey Long was a popular ex-governor of Louisiana, 1928-1932; senator from Louisiana, 1932-1935; a promising presidential hopeful, 1935.

Assassination

A month after deckaring that he would run for US president, Long was shot by a "lone nut" gunman[Who?]. Some people[Who?] suggest that he was shot by one of his own (bribed?) body guards. He was not killed outright and prompt medical attention might have saved his life.[1]

30 August 1893|10 September 1935|


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