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DiedSeptember 10, 1935, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
SpouseRose McConnell Long
FactFather of Russell Long.

Huey Pierce Long Jr. was born on August 30, 1893, in Winnfield, Louisiana. He was the seventh of nine children of Huey Pierce Long Sr., a former Confederate Army officer, and Caledonia Tison Long. His father was a landowner, lawyer, and state senator; his mother was a schoolteacher. Huey was educated in the public schools of Winnfield and Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1915 with a law degree.

Long began his political career as a state representative from Winn Parish, Louisiana. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1930 and served until his death in 1935. As senator, he advocated for the redistribution of wealth and the nationalization of industries. He also supported the repeal of Prohibition and the legalization of gambling.

Long was assassinated in 1935 by Dr. Carl Weiss, a political opponent. His death sparked a power struggle within the Louisiana Democratic Party, which was eventually won by his brother, Earl Kemp Long.

Huey Long had a net worth of $8 million at the time of his death. He earned his wealth through his political career, investments, and business ventures.

General Info

Full NameHuey Long
DiedSeptember 10, 1935, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
ProfessionLawyer, Statesman
EducationTulane University Law School, University of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Tulane University, Oklahoma Baptist University


SpouseRose McConnell Long
ChildrenRussell B. Long, Palmer Reid Long, Palmer Long, Rose McConnell Long McFarland
ParentsHuey Pierce Long, Sr., Palestine Tison
SiblingsEarl Long, George S. Long, Lucille Long Hunt, Julius Long


Music GroupsThe Ink Spots

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1He attended Oklahoma Baptist University, University of Oklahoma School of Law, and Tulane University Law School. He never earned a degree, but he passed the bar exam.
2Cousin of Congressman Gillis William Long and Congressman Speedy Oteria Long.
3Brother of Congressman George S. Long.
4Brother of Earl Long.
5Father of Russell Long.
6U.S. senator from Louisiana (1932-1935).
7Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932).



All the King's Men2006writer: "Every Man a King"
The Survivors1983lyrics: "EVERY MAN A KING" - as Gov. Huey P. Long
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975Documentary lyrics: "Every Man a King" 1935 - as Huey P Long


The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the Possible2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - U.S. Senator from Louisiana
American Experience2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Mobsters2007TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2003TV Series documentaryHimself
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Great Depression1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Assassinations That Changed the World1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long1995TV MovieHimself (funeral) (uncredited)
Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics1992DocumentaryHimself
Stalking the President: A History of American Assassins1992DocumentaryHimself - Declares Candidacy, 1935 (as Huey P. Long)
Unsolved Mysteries1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Huey Long1985DocumentaryHimself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975DocumentaryHimself (as Senator Huey Long)
Project XX1959TV Series documentaryHimself - Senator
Fifty Years Before Your Eyes1950DocumentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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