Winnfield in Winn Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Bank of Winnfield & Law Office of Huey P. Long
Huey P. Long passed the bar exam in 1915 and chose the upper floor of this building as his law office.
While occupying this office space Attorney Long represented Mrs. M.E. DeLoach in a civil suit against the Bank of Winnfield. He and Mrs. DeLoach won the case which was quite upsetting to the Bank President, Uncle George.
Huey P. Long went on to serve as the Governor of Louisiana from 1928-1932. He also served as a U.S. Senator from 1930 until his assassination in 1935.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 31° 55.593′ N, 92° 38.301′ W. Marker is in Winnfield, Louisiana, in Winn Parish. Marker is on East Main Street just east of South Abel Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level near the northwest corner of the subject building, facing Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Main Street, Winnfield LA 71483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are Huey Pierce Long (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long-Tison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Earl Kemp Long (approx. 0.4 miles away); Long Home Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nightriders (approx. 9.6 miles away).
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1. Huey Long, the Dictator of Louisiana. Uninspired Media entry:
After passing the bar exam at age 21, Huey Long would open his first law office in his home town of Winnfield. His legal work would gain him a reputation as a defender of the poor and downtrodden, a sort of modern-day Robin Hood. In particular two cases would gain him notoriety, one against his uncle’s bank and another against Standard Oil, the major oil conglomerate and political force in the State of Louisiana. Long would use the notoriety and reputation gained from his legal career to make his first foray into politics. (Submitted on February 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Huey Long's Life & Times: Early Career. Huey Long Project entry:
In 1915, Huey opened his law office above the Winnfield Bank, where his Uncle George was bank president, using a wooden dry goods box as his first desk. Huey stated proudly that he never took a case against a poor man and won notoriety for successfully representing a widow against the bank. With his legal successes, Huey could have become a wealthy attorney, but the lure of politics was (Submitted on February 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3. submitted on February 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.