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Huey Long

  • Original Name Huey Pierce Long, Jr.
  • Birth 30 Aug 1893 Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 10 Sep 1935 Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 640

Governor of Louisiana. Long was the victim of assassin Dr. Carl A. Weiss. The assassination has been surrounded by controversy. Long was critically wounded on September 8. Dr. Weiss was scheduled to perform surgery on September 9. Since Long was heavily guarded with submachine gun toting bodyguards, an assailant would have to presume his own demise via an attempt on Long's life. It was also never determined whose bullets entered Long's body. There is speculation that bullets from his bodyguards provided the mortal wounds after richocheting. Long had made some unpleasant comments about Dr. Weiss' father, a respected judge, but it is debatable that he intended to kill Long. There has been some conjecture that one of Long's bodyguards may have killed Long under the influence of supporters of President Franklin Roosevelt, who perceived Long as a threat in the 1936 election. Bullet holes are still visible in the hall of the Louisiana State Capital where Long was shot. The movie "All The Kings Men," was loosely based on the story of Long's life and death.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 640
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Huey Long (30 Aug 1893–10 Sep 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 640, citing State House, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .