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Russell B. Long

(November 3, 1918 – May 9, 2003)

Russell B. Long was a US senator [D-Louisiana] from December 1948 to January 1987; Senate Majority Whip from January 1965 to January 1969; chair of the Senate Finance Committee from January 1966 to January 1981; and son of former Louisiana governor and senator Huey P. Long Jr.

aerial photo of flooded Louisiana from Hurricane Betsy

“We Need Your Help”

  September 10, 1965