That’s how Huey P. Long stayed in power in Louisiana.
Alvin Olin King
Oscar Kelly Allen, Sr.
James Albert Noe, Sr.
Eventually long was assassinated:
On the day of his assassination, September 8, 1935, Long was at the State Capitol attempting to oust a long-time opponent, Judge Benjamin Henry Pavy. “House Bill Number One”, a re-districting plan, was Long’s top priority. If it passed, Judge Pavy would be removed from the bench. At 9 p.m., the session was still going strong. Judge Pavy’s son-in-law, Dr. Carl Weiss, had been at the State Capitol waiting to speak to Long. He tried to see him three times to talk to him but was brushed off each time in the hallway by Long and his bodyguards. At 9:20 p.m., Dr. Weiss approached Long for the third time and, according to the generally accepted version of events, fired a handgun at Long from four feet away, striking him in the abdomen. Long’s bodyguards returned fire, hitting Weiss 62 times and killing him. Long was rushed to the hospital but died two days later.
Was Dr. Carl Weiss' motive similar to that of the assassin in All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren?