Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935

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Dates:
Birth 1893-08-30
Death 1935-09-10
Americans
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Biographical notes:

Huey Long Pierce, Louisiana governor and United States senator, was born 30 August 1893, near Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana, and died 10 September 1935. He studied law and practiced in Winnfield after 1915; served as Louisiana public service commissioner (1921-1926); was elected governor of Louisiana (1928); was elected to the United States Senate (1930); and organized the Share-Our-Wealth Society (1934) for which he had national support. On 8 September 1935 he was shot by Dr. Carl A. Weiss and did not recover.

From the description of Huey Pierce Long collection, 1926-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863094

Governor of, 1928-1931, and U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1931-1935.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1940. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19902997

Huey Pierce Long was born on August 30, 1893, in Winnfield, La. He briefly attended the University of Oklahoma School of Law in Norman, Okla., and later Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, La. He practiced law in Winnfield and later in Shreveport, La. Long was a member of the Louisiana Railroad Commission (later the Louisiana Public Service Commission) (1918-1928), governor of Louisiana (1928-1932), and U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1932-1935). Charismatic and immensely popular for his social reform programs, Long was accused by his opponents of dictatorial tendencies for his near-total control of the state government. He was shot on September 8, 1935, at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge and died two days later at the age of 42.

From the description of Huey P. Long tape recording, circa 1934-1935. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188886112

From the description of Huey P. Long letter, 1928 Oct. 12. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188885755

From the description of Huey P. Long autograph, 1931 Sept. 14. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188885620

From the description of Huey P. Long broadside, 1934. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188885670

From the description of Huey P. Long tape recording, circa 1928-1935. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188886085

From the description of Huey P. Long broadsides, circa 1934-1935. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188885704

From the description of Huey P. Long papers, 1915-1936. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188885919

From the description of Huey P. Long papers, 1927-1935. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 188885981

U.S. senator from Louisiana.

From the description of Letter, 1933 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974790

U.S. senator and governor of Louisiana.

From the description of Papers of Huey Pierce Long, circa 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015024

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