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Long Assassination

Huey Long killed by gambling syndicate?

Just before dusk on a Wednesday evening, July 11, 1935, Hammond Police Chief George F. Smith called a press conference to discuss rumors that Louisiana Governor Oscar K. Allen had fired him. “There has been some misunderstanding—by myself and others—as to whether or not I am still employed here,” he said. “And I would like to assure everyone that I most certainly am.” “Chief Smith?” Hodding Carter, Jr. of the Hammond Daily Courier raised his pencil. “Can you tell us why the governor summoned you to the state capitol this morning and whether it’s true that Senator ...

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