As senator, Long introduced a program for redistribution of wealth, but it was rejected by the Senate. He was often at odds with the leaders of his Democratic Party and even announced his intention to run against President Roosevelt in the 1936 presidential election. Long was assassinated in October 1935, one month after his announcement, while visiting Baton Rouge to attend a special convening of his legislature.
This FBI file on Huey Long details the organization's investigation of Long during the 1920s and 30s. Many of Long's activities refer to voting fraud. Also of interest are the large amount of memos produced by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. This collection is an important resource for studies in political science and American history
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