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Earl Long

Born: Aug 26, 1895

Death: Sep 5, 1960

Birthplace: Winnfield

Profession: Politician

Nationality: France

Earl Long

Date of Birth : Aug 26, 1895
Date of Death : Sep 5, 1960
Birth Place : Winnfield

Earl Kemp Long was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Louisiana for three non-consecutive terms. Long termed himself the "last of the red hot poppas" of politics, referring to his stump-speaking skills. He served from 1939 to 1940, 1948 to 1952, and 1956 to 1960. He was also elected as lieutenant governor, serving from 1936 to 1939. Trying to keep a close hand in state government, Long failed in three other bids to be elected lieutenant governor. At the time of his death, Long's last term as governor had expired. He was the Democratic nominee for the US House of Representatives from the now defunct Eighth Congressional District, based in central Louisiana. This was redistricted after population changed.


  • Politician

Also known as

  • Earl Kemp Long


  • Blanche Long
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