Aug 28, 2010 4:13 PM by Chris Welty

Huey Long Symposium Being Held in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The life and death of Louisiana's most
famous former governor and U.S. senator, Huey Long, is the subject
of a two-day symposium this weekend in Baton Rouge.
Among those who will make presentations Saturday about the man
called the Kingfish is Dr. Carl Weiss Jr., the son of the man
accused of assassinating Long in 1935. It'll be Weiss' first public
appearance to talk about the shooting.
Panel discussions Saturday will look at Long's legacy, his
family and his death.
On Sunday, there will be two performances of a play titled,
"Who Shot the Kingfish?"
The symposium will be held at the Old State Capitol. It's hosted
by Secretary of State Jay Dardenne and the Foundation for
Historical Louisiana.
More information is available at


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