Russell B. Long
Russell Billiu Long (November 3, 1918 – May 9, 2003) was an American Democratic politician. He was the United States Senator from Louisiana from 1948 until 1987. He was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for fifteen years from 1966 to 1981.
Russell B. Long
|Chair of the Senate Finance Committee|
January 10, 1966 – January 3, 1981
|Preceded by||Harry F. Byrd|
|Succeeded by||Bob Dole|
|Senate Majority Whip|
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1969
|Preceded by||Hubert Humphrey|
|Succeeded by||Ted Kennedy|
|United States Senator|
December 31, 1948 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||William C. Feazel|
|Succeeded by||John Breaux|
Russell Billiu Long
November 3, 1918
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||May 9, 2003 (aged 84)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
(m. 1939; div. 1969)
(m. 1969; his death 2003)
|Parents||Huey Long (father)|
Rose McConnell (mother)
|Relatives||Earl Long (uncle)|
George S. Long (uncle)
Gillis William Long (cousin)
Speedy Long (cousin)
Jimmy Long (cousin)
Gerald Long (cousin)
|Education||Louisiana State University (BA, LLB)|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1942–1945|
|Unit||United States Navy Reserve|
|Battles/wars||World War II: |
Operation Torch (Northern Africa)
Allied invasion of Sicily
Allied invasion of Italy
Operation Dragoon (Southern France)
|Awards||Four Battle stars for service in North Africa and Europe|
Long was the son of Louisiana governor and U.S. senator Huey Long. He worked during the administrations of eight U.S. presidents from Truman to Reagan.
Long died at his home in Washington, D.C. of heart failure on May 9, 2003 at the age of 84.
- ↑ Franklin, Ben A. (November 12, 1965). "Byrd of Virginia resigns after 32 years in Senate". The New York Times. p. 1.
Morris, John D. (November 12, 1965). "Byrd's move aids Long of Louisiana; Majority Whip in line for Senate Finance chairman". The New York Times. p. 32.