Huey Long, Governor of Louisiana and U.S. senator, was a charismatic and polarizing figure known as the “Kingfish.” Although lionized by supporters, his radical populist expansion of public works projects was laced with abuse of power and corruption.  Promising major redistribution of wealth during the Great Depression in order to make “every man a king,” he was preparing to challenge FDR in the election of 1936 when he was gunned down by the son-in-law of a judge he was trying to remove from the bench.