Home Life Echoes Of Our Past Harmon Drew vs. Huey Long, part one

Harmon Drew vs. Huey Long, part one


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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