The Congress: Long of Louisiana

When he arrived in the Senate in 1949, Russell Billiu Long was the Teddy Kennedy of his day. A 30-year-old lawyer, he had held no posts weightier than president of the L.S.U. student government, and executive counsel to Louisiana's Governor—who happened to be his Uncle Earl. Russell's biggest political asset was a remarkable physical resemblance to his father, Huey. the Kingfish himself. He was dubbed the Princefish. That was all right with Russell; at 13, he had said of his father: "When I grow up. I want to be exactly like him." But somewhere along the way. Russell Long...

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