Huey Long - Chapter 19-20, pg. 526-582 Summary & Analysis

T. Harry Williams
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Chapter 19-20, pg. 526-582 Summary and Analysis

The gubernatorial candidate that the Old Regulars and Huey agreed to was Oscar K. Allen. Huey refused to give his brother, Earl, the lieutenant governor's spot. Fournet was the choice for lieutenant governor and Earl ran as an independent.

Huey continued to work on his public improvements projects and on the cotton surplus problem. He supported a plan to not plant cotton in the 19232 growing session in any of the southern states if the other cotton growing states adopted the measure. The other states favored acreage reduction programs.

The ticket supported by Huey won the election on January 19 and his candidates won the local elections throughout the state. Cyr filed suit saying that Huey became a senator when he presented his certificate of election and had himself sworn in as governor. Huey had the governor's...

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