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Russell Billiu Long
U. S. Senator

Preceded by William C. Feazel
Senator by Elected
Served from December 31, 1948
Served to January 3, 1987
Left Office by Did not seek reelection.
Succeeded by John B. Breaux
Born November 3, 1918
Died May 9, 2003
Cause Heart Failure
Age 85
Party Democratic
Education Louisiana State University
Law School - 1942
Profession Attorney, Politician
Military Lieutenant 
U.S. Naval Reserve
6/1942 - 12/1945
Spouse Katherine Mae Hattic
Children 2
Spouse Carolyn Bason
Children 0
Religion Methodist
Burial Roselawn Memorial Park
Baton Rouge, La.

U. S. Senator
1949 - 1987

Russell Billiu Long lies under a modest headstone in Roselawn Memorial Park in Baton Rouge.  He is the son of Louisiana Governor and U. S. Senator Huey Pierce Long, who has the largest memorial of any in Louisiana.  He is the nephew of Louisiana Governor Earl Kemp Long, who also has a very large memorial.

Russell Long was a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve during World War II.  He was elected to the United States Senate in late 1948 and served in that capacity until early 1987, when he retired after almost forty years.

He was in significant government service longer than his father and uncle combined.

After leaving political office, Senator Long practiced law in Washington, D. C. and Baton Rouge, La.



Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Russell Billiu Long
Nov 3 1918    May 9 2003
Dec 31 1948     Jan 3 1987


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