Rose McConnell Long
|Rose McConnell Long|
|United States Senator
January 31, 1936 – January 3, 1937
|Appointed by||James A. Noe|
|Preceded by||Huey P. Long|
|Succeeded by||Allen J. Ellender|
April 8, 1892
|Died||May 27, 1970
|Spouse(s)||Huey P. Long (widowed)|
|Children||Rose McConnell Long McFarland (1917-2006)
Russell B. Long (1918-2003)
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 served simultaneously in that body.
She was the mother of Senator Russell B. Long as well as Rose Lolita Long McFarland of Boulder, Colorado, and Palmer Reid Long of Shreveport, Louisiana.
On February 1, 2014, Mrs. Long, along with her nephew by marriage, John S. Hunt, III, 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.
- Rose McConnell Long at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Rose McConnell Long (1892-1970) Find A Grave Memorial
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Huey P. Long
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