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Long family of Louisiana

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  George Shannon Long (1883-1958) — also known as George S. Long — of Oklahoma; Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La.; Pineville, Rapides Parish, La. Born in a log cabin, Tunica, Winn Parish, La., September 11, 1883. Democrat. Dentist; lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1920-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1953-58; died in office 1958. Member, Freemasons. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 22, 1958 (age 74 years, 192 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, La.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Pierce Long (1852-1937) and Caledonia Palestine (Tison) Long (1860-1913); brother of Huey Pierce Long (who married Rose McConnell) and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) (who married Blanche B. Revere); uncle of Russell Billiu Long; second cousin once removed of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Rose McConnell Long (1892-1970) — also known as Rose M. Long; Rose McConnell — of Louisiana. Born in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., April 8, 1892. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1936-37. Female. Died in Boulder, Boulder County, Colo., May 27, 1970 (age 78 years, 49 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Married, April 12, 1913, to Huey Pierce Long (brother of George Shannon Long and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960)); mother of Russell Billiu Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Huey P. Long Huey Pierce Long (1893-1935) — also known as Huey P. Long; Hugh Pierce Long; "The Kingfish" — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born near Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., August 30, 1893. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1928; Governor of Louisiana, 1928-32; member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1928; impeached by the Louisiana House in 1929 over multiple charges including his attempt to impose an oil tax and his unauthorized demolition of the governor's mansion, but not convicted by the Senate; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1932-35; died in office 1935. Baptist. Member, Elks. Shot and mortally wounded by Dr. Carl Weiss (who was immediately killed at the scene), in the Louisiana State Capitol Building, September 8, 1935, and died two days later at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., September 10, 1935 (age 42 years, 11 days). Interment at State Capitol Grounds, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Pierce Long (1852-1937) and Caledonia Palestine (Tison) Long (1860-1913); brother of George Shannon Long and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) (who married Blanche B. Revere); married, April 12, 1913, to Rose McConnell; father of Russell Billiu Long; second cousin once removed of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  Cross-reference: Cecil Morgan — John H. Overton — Harvey G. Fields — Gerald L. K. Smith
  The Huey P. Long - O.K. Allen Bridge (opened 1940), which carries U.S. Highway 190 and a rail line over the Mississippi River, between East Baton Rouge Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, is partly named for him.  — Senador Huey Pierce Long, a street in Asunsion, Paraguay, is named for him.
  Campaign slogan: "Every Man a King."
  Campaign slogan: "Share Our Wealth."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books by Huey P. Long: Every Man a King : The Autobiography of Huey P. Long
  Books about Huey P. Long: T. Harry Williams, Huey Long — Harnett T. Kane, Huey Long's Louisiana Hayride: The American Rehearsal for Dictatorship 1928-1940 — Richard D. White, Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long — David R. Collins, Huey P. Long : Talker and Doer (for young readers)
  Image source: KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana
  Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) — also known as Earl Long — of Winnfield, Winn Parish, La. Born in Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., August 26, 1895. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1936-39; defeated, 1932, 1944; Governor of Louisiana, 1939-40, 1948-52, 1956-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District 1960, but died before election. In 1959, after making a speech defending the rights of Blacks to vote, was committed to a state mental hospital by his wife Blanche R. Long; he used his gubernatorial powers to obtain his release. Suffered a heart attack while campaigning, but refused medical attention until the polls had closed; died a few days later, in Baptist Hospital, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., September 5, 1960 (age 65 years, 10 days). Interment at Earl K. Long Memorial Park, Winnfield, La.
  Relatives: Son of Hugh Pierce Long (1852-1937) and Caledonia Palestine (Tison) Long (1860-1913); brother of George Shannon Long and Huey Pierce Long (who married Rose McConnell); married, August 17, 1932, to Blanche B. Revere; uncle of Russell Billiu Long; second cousin once removed of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long (1928-2006).
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Books about Earl K. Long: A. J. Liebling, The Earl of Louisiana
  Blanche Revere Long (1902-1998) — also known as Blanche R. Long; Blanche B. Revere — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Covington, St. Tammany Parish, La., December 17, 1902. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1960; member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1956-63. Female. Methodist. In 1959, when her husband, Gov. Earl Long made a speech to the legislature defending Black voting rights, she committed him to a state mental institution. Died in May, 1998 (age 95 years, 0 days). Interment at Lake Lawn Cemetery, Metairie, La.
  Relatives: Daughter of Robert H. Revere and Beulah (Talley) Revere; married, August 17, 1932, to Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) (brother of George Shannon Long and Huey Pierce Long).
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  Books about Blanche Long: A. J. Liebling, The Earl of Louisiana
  Russell Billiu Long (1918-2003) — also known as Russell B. Long; Huey Pierce Long III — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., November 3, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1948-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1952, 1960, 1968. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Lions; Elks; Order of the Coif; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Tau Kappa Alpha; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2003 (age 84 years, 187 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, La.
  Relatives: Son of Rose McConnell Long and Huey Pierce Long; married, June 3, 1939, to Katherine Mae Hattic; married, December 23, 1969, to Carolyn Bason; nephew of George Shannon Long and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960); third cousin of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Russell Long: Robert T. Mann, Legacy to Power : Senator Russell Long of Louisiana
  Gillis William Long (1923-1985) — also known as Gillis W. Long — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., May 4, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1963-65, 1973-85; died in office 1985; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1963; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1964. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Lions. Died in Washington, D.C., January 20, 1985 (age 61 years, 261 days). Interment at Alexandria National Cemetery, Pineville, La.
  Relatives: Son of Floyd Harrison Long (1883-1951) and Birdie (Shumake) Long (1892-1984); married, June 21, 1947, to Mary Catherine Small; second cousin once removed of George Shannon Long, Huey Pierce Long and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960); third cousin of Russell Billiu Long and Speedy Oteria Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Catherine Small Long (b. 1924) — also known as Catherine S. Long; Cathy Long; Mary Catherine Small — of Louisiana. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, February 7, 1924. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1985-87. Female. Baptist. Still living as of 1999.
  Relatives: Married, June 21, 1947, to Gillis William Long (1923-1985).
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Speedy Oteria Long (1928-2006) — also known as Speedy O. Long — of Louisiana. Born in Tullos, LaSalle Parish, La., June 16, 1928. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; member of Louisiana state senate, 1956-64; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1965-73. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Jena, LaSalle Parish, La., October 5, 2006 (age 78 years, 111 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Felix Franklin Long (1899-1982) and Verda (Pendarvis) Long (1905-1997); married, September 1, 1955, to Florence Marie Theriot (1833-2007); second cousin once removed of George Shannon Long, Huey Pierce Long and Earl Kemp Long; third cousin of Russell Billiu Long (1918-2003) and Gillis William Long.
  Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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