Rose Long (McConnell) (1892 - 1970)

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About Rose Long (McConnell)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_McConnell_Long

Rose McConnell Long (April 8, 1892 – May 27, 1970) was a United States Senator and the wife of Huey Long. She was Louisiana's first female senator.

Long was born in Greensburg, in Decatur County, Indiana. She met Huey Long after she won a cake baking contest that he had organized. Rose and Huey were married in 1913. After Huey's death in 1935, Rose was appointed to serve in the United States Senate. Rose won a special election on April 21, 1936, to serve the remaining months of her husband's term, but she declined to run for re-election for another six year term in November 1936. Because Hattie Caraway was already serving in the Senate at the time of Rose's election, it represented the first time that two women served simultaneously in that body.

She was the mother of Senator Russell B. Long as well as Rose McConnell Long McFarland of Boulder, Colorado, and Palmer Reid Long of Shreveport.

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Rose McConnell Long, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1892
April 8, 1892
1917
1917
Age 24
LA
1918
November 3, 1918
Age 26
1970
May 27, 1970
Age 78
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