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Huey Long

Data de nascimento: 30. Agosto 1893
Data de falecimento: 10. Setembro 1935


Huey Pierce Long, Jr. , de alcunha « The Kingfish », foi um político populista e sulista dos Estados Unidos. Membro do Partido Democrata, foi governador da Luisiana de 1928 a 1932 e senador pelo mesmo estado no Congresso dos Estados Unidos, de 1932 a 1935.

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„Every man a king, but no one wears a crown.“

—  Huey Long
Written on banners used in the 1928 gubernatorial election; quoted in Hugh Davis Graham, Huey Long (1970), p. 39.

„When the United States gets fascism, it will call it anti-fascism.“

—  Huey Long
Originally reported by Robert Cantrell. But years later Cantrell told Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. that that was his own summary of his conversation with Long, not Long's exact words. See They Never Said It by Paul F. Boller and John H. George (1990),+it+will+be+called+anti-fascism&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjo0sSQ0_TRAhWmwVQKHQ85C9M4KBDoAQguMAQ#v=onepage&q=when%20fascism%20comes%20to%20america%2C%20it%20will%20be%20called%20anti-fascism&f=false. Variant: When the United States gets fascism, it will call it 100 percent Americanism.

„I wonder why he shot me.“

—  Huey Long
Said on September 8, 1935 on his way to the hospital following being shot outside the State Capitol; quoted in Harry T. Williams, Huey Long (Vingtage Books/Random House, 1969), p. 866.


„Quote me as saying that that Imperial bastard will never set foot in Louisiana, and that when I call him a sonofabitch I am not using profanity, but am referring to the circumstances of his birth.“

—  Huey Long
When the head of the Ku Klux Klan, Hiram W Evans, threatened to campaign against Long in Louisiana; quoted in "Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, & the Great Depression," Alan Brinkley. Random House Digital: 2011.

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