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As Governor of Louisiana, Huey Long (1893-1935) built schools, hospitals, bridges and highways. After his election to the U.S. Senate, he gained a national following with his flamboyant personality and radical populist agenda. Some Americans, including the young Philip Johnson, saw him as a hero, others suspected him of dictatorial ambitions. He was planning to run for president when he was assassinated in 1935.
As Governor of Louisiana, Huey Long (1893-1935) built schools, hospitals, bridges and highways. After his election to the U.S. Senate, he gained a national following with his flamboyant personality and radical populist agenda. Some Americans, including the young Philip Johnson, saw him as a hero, others suspected him of dictatorial ambitions. He was planning to run for president when he was assassinated in 1935.
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