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  Long, Russell B.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameRussell B. Long
Address
Baton Rouge, Louisiana , United States
EmailNone
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Born November 03, 1918
DiedMay 29, 2003 (84 years)
ContributorMr. Techno
Last ModifedRBH
May 24, 2016 09:35pm
Tags Methodist -
Info (son of Huey Pierce Long and Rose McConnell Long, and nephew of George S. Long), a Senator from Louisiana; born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., November 3, 1918; attended the public schools of Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, La.; graduated from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge in 1941 and from its law school in 1942; was admitted to the bar in 1942 and commenced practice in Baton Rouge, La., in 1946; during the Second World War served in the United States Naval Reserve from June 1942 until discharged as a lieutenant in December 1945; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 2, 1948, to fill the vacancy in the term ending January 3, 1951, caused by the death of John H. Overton and took his seat December 31, 1948; reelected in 1950, 1956, 1962, 1968, 1974, and again in 1980, and served from December 31, 1948, to January 3, 1987; did not seek reelection in 1986; Democratic whip 1965-1969; chairman, Committee on Finance (Eighty-ninth through Ninety-sixth Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-ninth Congress), chairman, Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Ninetieth through Ninety-fourth Congresses), Joint Committee on Taxation (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses); practices law in Washington, D.C., and Baton Rouge, La.; is a resident of Baton Rouge, La.


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May 09, 2003 10:32pm News Former La. Sen. Russell Long Dies at 84  Article Mr. Techno 

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Importance? 9.00000 Average

FAMILY
Father Huey Pierce Long 1893-1935
Grandfather Huey Pierce Long, Sr. 1852-1937
Uncle George S. Long 1883-1958
Uncle Earl Kemp Long 1895-1960
Mother Rose McConnell Long 1892-1970

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  09/13/1980 LA US Senate Won 57.64% (+18.88%)
  11/05/1974 LA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/17/1974 LA US Senate- D Primary Won 74.75% (+55.86%)
  01/03/1969 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Lost 45.61% (-8.77%)
  11/05/1968 LA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/17/1968 LA US Senate - D Primary Won 87.01% (+74.03%)
  01/03/1967 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1965 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1962 LA US Senate Won 75.46% (+50.93%)
  07/28/1962 LA US Senate - D Primary Won 80.15% (+60.30%)
  11/06/1956 LA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1950 LA US Senate Won 87.72% (+75.44%)
  07/25/1950 LA US Senate - D Primary Won 68.46% (+38.57%)
  11/02/1948 LA US Senate - Special Election Won 74.90% (+49.80%)
  08/31/1948 LA US Senate - Special D Primary Won 51.01% (+2.03%)
ENDORSEMENTS
LA US Senate - Primary - Sep 27, 1986 D John B. Breaux
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
US Ambassador to Chile - Mar 02, 1982 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
US Secretary of the Interior - Jun 11, 1975 R Stanley K. Hathaway
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 NPA Reject
LA US President - Nov 03, 1964 D Lyndon Baines Johnson
LA Governor - D Primary - Dec 07, 1963 D Gillis W. Long
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 14, 1958 NPA Reject
LA Governor - D Primary - Jan 15, 1952 D T. Hale Boggs