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16 forgotten assassinations

Huey Long

As Governor¬†and¬†Senator of Louisiana, Huey Long pushed through controversial “share the wealth” laws during the Depression. On September 8, 1935, Long was in Baton Rouge when Dr. Carl Weiss, the nephew of Long’s political enemy, shot Long twice at close range. Or did he? For years, historians have suggested Weiss merely pulled a knife and that Long’s overzealous bodyguards shot both Weiss and Long. Numerous assassination plots and conspiracies were afoot at the time of Long’s death, but with all of the players long since dead, it’s impossible to say who really fired the fatal shots.

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