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Huey Long

Huey Long was Governor and then a Senator of Louisiana in the 1920s and 30s. When he was assassinated in 1934 he had a complete stranglehold on the state legislature, controlling the state militia and several local police forces, as well as the board of education. He was also making plans to run in the next presidential elections against Franklin Roosevelt.
Many believed Huey Long to be a good politician. He did take Louisianans out of the mud by building miles of roads and bridges over the Mississippi - al

View of grave. Louisiana State Capitol. Crowds file past body. Funeral procession led by Rev. Gerald L.K. Smith. Various shots of Long. The assassin, Dr. Carl A. Weiss, CU still photo of Weiss.
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana led a populist "Share the Wealth" movement during the Great Depression. Long planned to run for president on a third-party ticket in 1936. He thought he could throw the election to the Republicans who - he expected - would make a hash of things. Then, in 1940, he expected to make it to the White House. The grand plan came to an abrupt end when Long was assassinated in 1935. He left a legacy, however. His son, Russell Long, became a senator and - in an echo of Share the W
On Clearview Parkway in Jefferson Parish (Harahan), Louisiana in June, 2010 this truck taking a huge steel I-beam to the construction site for the widening of the Huey P Long Bridge over the Mississippi River loses its load on a curve. Thankfully, no one was hurt, although the SUV merging looked to be in danger.
Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 -- September 10, 1935), nicknamed The Kingfish, was an American politician who served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. A Democrat, he was an outspoken populist who denounced the rich and the banks and called for "Share the Wealth." As the political boss of the state he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful action. He established the