Huey Long Biography

Governor, Lawyer, U.S. Representative (1893–1935)
Huey Long was a highly popular and controversial Louisiana politician who was killed in 1935.


Born near Winnfield, Louisiana, on August 30, 1893, Huey Long was elected governor of the state in 1928. Charismatic with a sweeping populist agenda that provided reforms for the poor during the Depression, Long was known to have a draconian, dictatorial bureaucratic style that divided many. He won a senate seat in 1932 with eyes on the presidency, but died on September 10, 1935, after being shot.

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