Huey Pierce Long 1893-1935
Kingfish Huey Long was a Democrat and a controversial character, to say the least.
His was the Share Our Wealth
policy, a program backed up by his motto
"Every Man a King"
What did that mean in practical terms?
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It called upon the federal
government to guarantee every family in the nation an annual
income of $5,000, so they could have the necessities of life,
including a home, a job, a radio and an automobile.
proposed limiting private fortunes to $50 million, legacies to
$5 million, and annual incomes to $1 million. Everyone over age
60 would receive an old-age pension.
Huey Long's SHORT BIOGRAPHY
1893, August 30 - Birth in Louisiana
From May 21, 1928, until January 25,
1932, Long was Governor of Louisiana.
In 1930, Long was elected Senator and
served as such from January 1932 until his death.
In 1933, Long published his first
On February 5, 1934, Long put on
Congressional Record what he called his appeal to the people of
America, an introduction to his
On February 23, 1934, Huey Long gave his
Every Man a King.
In August 1935, Huey Long declared that
he would run for president. Not doubting his success
for one second, he wrote his book My First Days in the White
Also in 1935, Long published his second
On September 8, 1935, Huey Long was
Carl Austin Weiss
at the Louisiana State Capitol Building.
Long died two days later, on September 10, 1935, in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Huey Long's Family
Huey Long's brother were, among others,
George Shannon Long and Earl Kemp Long.
Huey Long was married to Rose
McConnell Long, who became a senator herself in 1936.
Their three children were Rose,
Russell B., and Palmer.