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Drew vs. Long, the conclusion


My last two columns have outlined the political struggles between Minden Judge Harmon C. Drew and Governor and then Senator Huey P. Long. At the conclusion of last week’s article we had already seen Long and Drew clash on two different occasions and Drew emerge as the recognized leader among the Anti-Longs in Louisiana. Today’s column continues the story and will use the words of the Minden Herald and T. Harry Williams from his biography Huey Long to recount the story of the “showdown” of November 9, 1933, along with a few additional comments of my own.

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