‘Share the Wealth’ plan swept nation

Huey P. Long is dead, but the legend of the Kingfish will never die. These were the words written back in the 1960’s, some 30 years after the death of Long.

It was September 10, 1935, that perhaps the most famous of Louisiana’s political figures died. But like the death of President John F. Kennedy, most the population at the time could tell you what they were doing when they heard the news.

They even referred to him as “our Governor”, although he was a U.S. Senator at his death.

Should you happen to have a copy of Huey’s speech, by then U.S. Senator Long, which he delivered over radio on which he outlined his “Share the Wealth”, one could easily believe that he hoped to ascend to the presidency.


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