Huey Long

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Birthday
30, 1893
Birthplace
Winnfield, LA
Death Date
Sep 19, 1935 (42)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1893
Birthplace
Winnfield, LA
Death Date
Sep 19, 1935 (42)

About

40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 who is the basis for the character Willie Stark in Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel All the King’s Men .He also served as the United Stated Senator from Louisiana from 1932 to 1935.

Before Fame

He obtained a law degree from Tulane University.

Trivia

He attempted to start the Share Our Wealth movement, which proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic of the Great Depression. but was assassinated in 1935.

Family Life

He had three children, Rose, Russell, and Palmer, with his wife Rose McConnell Long.

Associated With

He was a supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt , until he began his own run at the Presidency.