Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge was completed in 1932 and is viewed as a monument to Huey Long, the governor who was immortalized in Robert Penn Warren's book "All the King's Men." At 450 feet tall and 34 stories, it is the tallest state capitol building in the United States. It was designed by Weiss, Dreyfous, and Seiferth.
The infamous Huey P. Long.... Huey Pierce Long, Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed The Kingfish, served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and as a U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935.
1935: US Senator Huey Long of Louisiana is assassinated at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on September 8. The assassin is physician Carl Weiss, who shot Long to avenge the gerrymandering of his father-in-law out of a judgeship. The murder silenced one of America's most outspoken and controversial political figures, revered by some as a champion of the poor and reviled by others as a dictator.
Huey Long was going to run against Roosevelt in 1936, he was assassinated. Charles Lindbergh was going to run against Roosevelt in 1940. His baby was murdered, and he was dragged through the most tawdry show trial in history...
Another colorful character in Louisiana politics... Huey Pierce Long, Jr., nicknamed The Kingfish, served as the 40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928–1932 and as a U.S. Senator from 1932 to 1935. A Democrat, he was noted for his radical populist policies. Poised to run for president on his “Share Our Wealth” platform, Long was assassinated in 1935 at the age of 42.