Thursday, July 13, 2006

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.

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5 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

Thats a very sad commentary on those times, Eddie. He was not the one who should have been committed.


I had forgotten about Tony's geese...LOL....maybe that duck was trying to tell me something?!

4:53 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Judy,
Yeah, don't bury the dead bodies near the duck cracklings.

5:02 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Make sure you see the movie "Blaze" about Earl if you havent already, and of scourse T Harry Williams book about Huey is a modern history classic.

Every man a king you know.....

1:34 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Blaze? Was that with Paul Neuman? If so, I saw it and thought it was great.

4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huey and Earl Long were brothers, not cousins. The movie BLAZE is fictional; she had nothing to do with obtaining his release from a state mental hospital, did not campaign with him, and was long gone from Louisiana to the strip in Baltimore when he died. He had no intention of marrying her. Their relationship was only a brief "fling" that she caotalized on.

12:55 PM  

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