Glossary Term – Person
Huey Long (1893–1935), a former governor of Louisiana, served in the US Senate from 1932 to 1935. Long gained followers championing his “Share the Wealth” plan in the 1930s. He argued that Roosevelt’s New Deal did not go far enough and advocated the redistribution of personal wealth through the government as well as anti-monopoly law and banking reform. In September 1935, as he was planning a presidential run for the next year, Long was assassinated at the Louisiana State Capitol.