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Earl's Swearing In


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Earl's Swearing In - 1939
Governor Richard Leche was forced to resign due to scandals, and Earl Kemp Long was sworn in. Born in 1958 in rural Winn Parish in north Louisiana with his brother Huey, their populist agendas became known as Longism in Louisiana. He was one of Louisiana's most colorful politicians. Hollywood made a partly fictional movie about his life, called "Blaize", based on his notorious relationship with a Bourbon Street stripper. Earl K. Long died in 1969, just days after being elected to congress from the Eighth District.