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Campaigns and Elections: Louisiana: Reform


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*Act No. 3 of the 4th Extra Session of the Louisiana legislature of 1935, included in this title, changed the boundaries of the 13th Judicial District, rendering Judge Benjamin H. Pavy ineligible to complete his 6 year term and run for re-election based on his residence. The state legislation was passed under the direction of U.S. Senator Huey P. Long, and resulted in the creation of a new district that was predominately pro-Long. Pavy's son-in-law, Dr. Carl Weiss, allegedly approached Senator Long in the state capitol regarding the act and other perceived slights to Pavy and his family. Whether or not Weiss subsequently assassinated Long, or Long was accidentally shot by his own bodyguards, has been a matter of debate since 1935.

Title page for Sam Jones gubernatorial platform

An outline of principles for which Sam Jones stands

Sam Jones gubernatorial platform, 1939

Secret/Australian Ballot


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