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Huey And President Smith


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Huey & President Smith - 1935
Born in 1893, Huey Pierce Long grew up in Winnfield, Louisiana. He was elected Governor in 1928. In 1930 he was elected to the US Senate. As Senator, Long proposed a program called "Share of Wealth" with the slogan, "Every Man A King". He was assassinated in September of 1935 at the height of his power. Taken in front of the music & dramatic arts building at LSU, where Huey had just auditioned a performance of "The Louisiana Kings", seeking his sponsorship of a New York tour, which he did not approve. Fonville was a member of the Louisiana Kings, playing saxophone and tenor horn. James Monroe Smith, President of LSU, went on to achieve notoriety and a prison sentence for embezzling half a million dollars of university funds. When Fonville asked him to take his picture, legend has it, Huey looked at his pocket watch and said, "Make it snappy kid."