Cousins Earl & Huey "Kingfish" Long
Yep, Huey and Earl Long are distant relatives. Their mother was Caledonia Palestine Tyson.
My claim to fame.
Caledonia’s father was James Edward Tyson, and her grandparents were John Tyson (1737-1791) and Mary May, which the Long brothers and I hold in common as ancestors.
I thought this was interesting and funny: Earl Kemp Long’s wife Blanche Revere - when her husband, Gov. Earl Long made a speech to the legislature defending the right of blacks to vote, she committed him to a state mental institution.
-Politcal Graveyard Website, Indexed
What I thought was funny if not signs of the times mass insanity that apparently doctors that admitted him and the general white population just about agreed with Blanche – You would have to be crazy to want voting rights for blacks.