Huey Long

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Long in c. 1930
Long's signature

Huey Long (August 30, 1893September 10, 1935) was an American politician. He served as Governor and Senator in Louisiana in the 1930s. He came up with the idea of "Share Our Wealth" clubs, which were some form of utopian communism. Long was very well-known among American people. Long was shot in 1935, when he was only 42. At the time, he was saying that Franklin D. Roosevelt's policies did not go far enough. He may have run against FDR in the 1936 election for President. The movie All the King's Men is based on the life of Huey Long.