Rose McConnell Long
Rose McConnell Long
|United States Senator|
January 31, 1936 – January 3, 1937
|Preceded by||Huey Long|
|Succeeded by||Allen Ellender|
April 8, 1892
Greensburg, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||May 27, 1970 (aged 78)|
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Huey Long (1913–1935)|
|Children||3, including Russell|
Life and work
Long was born in Greensburg, Indiana. She met Huey Long after she won a cake baking contest that he had organized. Rose and Huey were married in 1913. After Huey's death in 1935, Rose was appointed to serve in the United States Senate. Rose won a special election on April 21, 1936, to serve the remaining months of her husband's term, but she declined to run for re-election to a six-year term in November 1936. Because Hattie Caraway was already serving in the Senate at the time of Rose's election, it represented the first time that two women had ever served simultaneously in that body.
Rose Long died in Boulder, Colorado, in 1970, where she lived near her daughter, Rose Lolita Long McFarland. She was also survived by her sons, Palmer Reid Long of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Russell B. Long, then the sitting United States Senator from Louisiana (the office she and her husband had both held).
On February 1, 2014, Mrs. Long, along with her nephew by marriage, John S. Hunt, II, was posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield. Six others were honored as well, including her son's press-secretary, Robert "Bob" Mann.
- United States Congress. "Rose McConnell Long (id: L000427)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Rose McConnell Long (1892-1970) Find A Grave Memorial
| United States Senator (Class 2) from Louisiana
Served alongside: John Overton
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Louisiana
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