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Who killed the Kingfish ?

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William B Stoecker: Huey Long (1893-1935), nicknamed the “Kingfish,” was a complex driven man, often ruthless, even unscrupulous. Governor of Louisiana and later Senator from that state, he took “right wing” and “left wing” positions on different issues. In the process he made a good many enemies, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and on 9/08/35 he was shot dead in the Louisiana State Capitol Building, allegedly by one of those enemies, Dr. Carl Weiss. But the facts around the shooting are very murky.

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Randy Newman's song "Kingfish" about Huey Long, from the CD, Good Old Boys. He also did a second song that was supposedly Huey's campaign song: "Every Man A King."

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