Huey P Long and his ongoing attack on Standard Oil throughout his political career, started in 1918 when Standard Oil refused to compensate Long on an oil well which he invested in. Since then, Long would make it clear in his political endeavors to fight Standard Oil and created his own oil company called Win or Lose Corporation while governor. He did this by taking advantage during the Great Depression when the people of Louisiana who had nothing were promised and given opportunity through Long's 'Share Our Wealth' programs. 

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In the U.S. Senate


Long blamed the Chaco War on "the forces of imperialistic finance", supporting Paraguay against Bolivia, and Standard Oil, is a "promoter of…

Facing Impeachment


To help fund his special programs, Long called a session in the legislature to enact a new five cent per barrel on oil which is an occupational…

Huey P. Long Becomes Governor


Within the next four years after placing third in the election of 1924, Long would build his reputation with support from Roman Catholic politicians…