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Seymour Weiss

Born: Sep 13, 1896

Death: Sep 17, 1969

Birthplace: Bunkie

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Seymour Weiss

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1896
Date of Death : Sep 17, 1969
Birth Place : Bunkie

Seymour Weiss was a prominent New Orleans hotel executive and civic leader who was a close confidante of the legendary Huey Pierce Long, Jr. Ironically, Weiss, the most loyal of Louisiana Longites, bore the same last name as Carl Weiss, M.D., the apparent assassin of U.S. Senator Huey Long. Weiss, who was Jewish, was born in Bunkie in Avoyelles Parish to Samuel Weiss, a merchant, and the former Gisella Elias. He was educated in public schools in Bunkie and Abbeville, the seat of Vermilion Parish. For a time he was a clerk in Alexandria, the seat of Rapides Parish and the largest city in central Louisiana, in an uncle's department store. He moved to New Orleans in 1916 to clerk in a shoe store. After the United States' entry into World War I, Weiss attended officers' training at Camp Gordon, Georgia, but the conflict ended before Weiss finished his training. Thereafter, he returned to New Orleans to resume work as a shoe clerk.


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