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une 4, 1959- Many will mourn the perhaps temporary passing of Governor Earl K. Long from the Louisiana political scene. Things won’t be the same without Uncle Earl assaulting his opponents from the stump when the going gets hot come autumn. Whatever else may be said about him, none can gainsay that his colorful personality enlivened the numerous campaigns in which the old war horse thundered around the state. Perhaps he is, as he has said, the last of the red hot pappas in Louisiana politics. These photos, which capture much of his style and technique, were made when last Uncle Earl stumped from the courthouse steps at Ville Platte.....unsuccessfully, at that!

Looking Back: June 1949, 1959, and 1969

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