Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935.
Historical Note: Huey Pierce Long (1893-1935) was governor of Louisiana between 1928 and 1932 and U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935. Long created the Share Our Wealth program in 1934, which proposed a new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a net asset tax on individuals and corporations to curb the poverty and crime that had resulted from the Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works, public education, old age pensions and other social programs. He was a critic of the Federal Reserve System's policies to reduce lending. Popular for his social reform programs, but also criticized for his dictatorial control of the state government, Long was assassinated at the Louisiana State Capital in 1935.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 282
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