Long family

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The Long family is a family of politicians from the United States. Gerald Long is the only member of the Long family to not have been a Democrat.

Below is a list of members:

  • George S. Long (1883–1958), Oklahoma State Representative 1920, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1948, U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1953–1958. Brother of Huey Long and Earl Long.[1]
  • Huey Long (1893–1935), Governor of Louisiana 1928–1932, Democratic National Committeeman 1928, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1932–1935. Brother of George S. Long and Earl Long.[2]
  • Earl Long (1895–1960), Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1936–1939, Governor of Louisiana 1939–1940, 1948–1952, and 1956–1960, candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1960. Brother of George S. Long and Huey Long.[3]
  • Rose McConnell Long (1892–1970), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1936, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1936–1937. Wife of Huey Long.[4]
  • Blanche Long (1902–1998), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1956 1960, Democratic National Committeewoman 1956–1963. Wife of Earl Long.[5]
    • Russell B. Long (1918–2003), U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1948–1987. Son of Huey Long and Rose McConnell Long, husband of Carolyn Bason Long (1922–2015), son-in-law of Samuel Bason, banker-businessman and member of the North Carolina State Senate.[6]
    • John S. Hunt, II (1928–2001), member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission 1964–1972, nephew of Earl and Huey Long; son of Lucille Long Hunt, cousin of Russell B. Long
    • Gillis Long (1923–1985), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1963–1965 and 1973–1985, candidate for Governor of Louisiana 1963, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1964. Cousin of George S. Long, Huey Long, and Earl Long.[7]
    • Speedy O. Long (1928–2006), Louisiana State Senator 1956–1964, U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1965–1973. Cousin of George S. Long, Huey Long, and Earl Long.[8]
    • Catherine Small Long (born 1924), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1985–1987. Widow of Gillis Long.[9]
    • W. L. Rambo (1917–1984), Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Grant Parish 1952–1960, Louisiana State Senator 1964–1968, husband of Mary Alice Long Rambo, granddaughter of William Jefferson Long
    • Floyd W. Smith, Jr. (1932–2010), Mayor of Pineville, Louisiana 1966–1970, second cousin of Speedy O. Long.
    • Jimmy Long, Louisiana State Representative 1968–2000. Brother of Gerald Long and Bill Long, third cousin of Huey Long and Earl Long
    • Gerald Long, Louisiana State Senator 2008–present. Brother of Jimmy Long and Bill Long, third cousin of Huey Long and Earl Long
    • William Jackson "Bill" Long, candidate for lieutenant governor 1983. Brother of Jimmy Long and Gerald Long, third cousin of Huey Long and Earl Long
    • Mike Smith, Louisiana State Senator 1996–2008 (succeeded by Gerald Long), first cousin of Jimmy, Gerald and Bill Long. Smith's father, P. K. Smith, was the brother of Ruby Smith Long, the mother of Jimmy, Gerald and Bill Long.

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