Huey P. Long (August 30, 1893 - September 10, 1935) was a American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. A Democrat, he was noted for his radical populist policies. He served as governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935. Though a backer of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential election, Long split with Roosevelt in June 1933 and planned to mount his own presidential bid in the future.
Long created the Share Our Wealth program in 1934, with the motto "Every Man a King," proposing new income redistribution measures action to curb the poverty and crime that came as a result of the Great Depression. Immensely popular for his social reform programs and willingness to take forceful action, Long was accused of dictatorial tendencies for his near-total control of the state government and media and was noted for his colorful, flamboyant, and bombastic character. At the height of his popularity, Long was assassinated at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, dying of a fatal gunshot wound two days after being shot by Carl Weiss. His last words were reportedly, "God, don't let me die. I have so much to do."