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Huey P. Long wasn’t assassinated.
By , tensions ran high in Louisiana, as rumors of multiple plots to assassinate Huey Long swirled around the capital. On September 8, Huey was shot by the relative of a political enemy in the State Capitol, and he died two days later at age After the election of Long ally Oscar K. Allen to the governorship in , Huey continued to exercise de facto control of state government and made frequent trips to Baton Rouge to push his bills through the legislature. After death threats, arson attempts, and a drive-by shooting at his New Orleans home, Huey beefed up his personal security, surrounding himself with armed bodyguards from the state police. The threats only strengthened his resolve to crush his political opponents. Completely stymied by Long's political maneuvers and legislative victories, his enemies formed a paramilitary organization called the Square Deal Association to plot armed insurrection.
State Capitol tour guides shepherd visitors through the corridor where Louisiana Sen. Huey Long was fatally shot, pausing to point out a bullet hole in the cold marble column to mark the spot where the Kingfish met his end 75 years ago Wednesday. But like much that once was etched in stone about Long's death, the indentation is less than it appears. State Police investigators say it is a mundane imperfection in the marble, not a relic of the infamous shooting on Sept. Other flaws in the story have emerged through the years, raising questions that challenge -- but do not refute -- the official version of the shooting: that a young doctor named Carl Weiss, possibly angered by Long's political and personal attacks on his in-laws, put a bullet through Long, who died 31 hours later. Weiss was killed immediately by Long's bodyguards. After the shooting, the biggest public controversy was whether Weiss was part of an assassination plot with Long's enemies, not whether he actually shot the senator.
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Senator Huey Long is shot in the Louisiana state capitol building. He died about 30 hours later., Carl Austin Weiss Sr. December 6, — September 8, was an American physician from Baton Rouge , Louisiana , who was implicated in the assassination of U.
Long, the Kingfish, a man that Franklin D. Roosevelt considered to be one of the most dangerous in America. The body of Huey P. Long is buried on the Capitol grounds. Weiss, the story goes, was angry that Huey P. Long had orchestrated the ouster of his father-in-law, Benjamin Pavy, from a judicial seat in St.