Son of Kingfish

December 1977
New Republic;12/24/77, Vol. 177 Issue 26/27, p2
Presents information on the political conditions in the U.S. as of December 24, 1977. Reference to former Governor Huey Long as the Kingfish of Louisiana; Information on the succession of Huey Long's son Russell Long as senator; Statement that Russell Long has served in the U.S. politics for 29 years as of December 24, 1977; Reference to him as one of the most powerful men in Washington; Comments on the 18-man finance committee run by him which shapes, or warps, or kills practically every major economic measure brought to the U.S. Congress; Reasons cited for the view that oil and oil money run through American politics.


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