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Russell Billiu Long

lawyer , former senator

Russell Billiu Long, American lawyer, former senator. Bar: Louisiana 1942.


Long, Russell Billiu was born on November 3, 1918 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Son of Huey Pierce and Rose (McConnell) Long.


Bachelor, Louisiana State University, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, Louisiana State University, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Louisiana State University, 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Loyola University, New Orleans, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Tulane University, 1979.


Sole practice, Baton Rouge, 1946-1947. Associate Long & West, 1946-1948. Executive counsel State of Louisiana, 1948.

Elected senator United States Senate, 1948-1987, assistant majority leader, 1965-1968, chairman surface transportation subcommittee of commerce committee, chairman finance committee. Partner Long Law Firm, Washington and Baton Rouge, from 1987. Board directors New York Stock Exchange, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Kelso & Company, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Catalyst Vidalia Corporation.


  • Bar: Louisiana 1942.


Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.


Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1945. Participated invasions of Sicily, Anzio, Southern France. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Legion, Metropolitan Club, Country Club Louisiana, Baton Rouge Country Club, City Club (Washington and Baton Rouge), Order of Coif, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Pi Delta Phi, Tau Kappa Alpha, Omicron Delta.


Married Katherine Hattic (div. June 1969); married Carolyn Bason, December 23, 1969. Children by previous marriage: Katherine Long Gilmore, Pamela Rust Long McCardell.

Huey Pierce Long

Rose (McConnell) Long

Katherine Hattic

Carolyn Bason