One of the most familiar local political stories in Minden history is the account of the showdown between Judge Harmon Drew of Minden and Senator Huey Long in a November 1933 political rally. The esteemed Louisiana historian T. Harry Williams in his biography Huey Long suggests an assassination attempt against Long was foiled that night. While a more dispassionate look at the events suggests that was an exaggeration spread by Long supporters, nevertheless, it was a tense political moment. What is often overlooked is the background that contributed to the ill will between the two men, Drew and Long. Some

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