Earl Kemp Long
August 26, 1895 - September 5, 1960
This native son of Winn Parish made political history for a quarter of a century.
Earl Kemp Long took the oath as Governor three times. At his death he was Democratic Nominee to the Congress of the United States, from the 8th. District.
Governor of Louisiana
1939-1940 1948-1952 1956-1960.
Democratic National Committeeman
Democratic Nominee to the Congress of the United States
August 27, 1960.
This park is donated to the State of Louisiana
by Earl Kemp Long and his
wife, Blanche Revere Long, in loving
memory of his mother and father.
Caledonia Tison and
Huey Pierce Long, Senior.
It was his request that he be buried
here at his birthplace, near the home
Earl Kemp Long worked with dauntless
courage, incredible energy and sincere
determination to serve the people of
He spoke with wisdom, wit and humor
saying those things which
others feared to say.
He loved his fellowmen and they loved
through the crowd
His deeds will live long after him in
the hearts and mindsof men, women
and children throughout the length
and breadth of his beloved Louisiana.
Erected 1961 by State of Louisiana.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is August 27, 1960.
Location. 31° 55.664′ N, 92° 37.912′ W. Marker is in Winnfield, Louisiana, in Winn Parish. Marker is on Maple Street west of Valley Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnfield LA 71483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long-Tison (a few steps from this marker); Long Home Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Winnfield & Law Office of Huey P. Long (approx. 0.4 miles away); Huey Pierce Long (approx. half a mile away); Nightriders (approx. 9.6 miles away).
More about this marker. Located in the Earl K. Long Memorial Park
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 4, 2019.