Long, Huey

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(1893-1935) US politician – Governor of Louisiana (1928-1932) and US Senator (1932-1935) – whose radical proposals for wealth distribution and other measures may have caused his assassination (though his death may have in fact been caused by his guards as they responded to a perceived threat); certainly his Utopian political philosophy, and an emphasis on strong leaders that seemed particularly threatening in the 1930s, shapes his Near Future fictional manifesto/dream/fiction, My First Days in the White House (1935), which recounts in detail events following the author's assumption of the presidency in 1936. [JC]

Huey Pierce Long Jr

born Winnfield, Louisiana: 30 August 1893

died Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 10 September 1935

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