Blanche Long

First Lady of Louisiana
Born Dec 17, 1902

Blanche Beulah Revere Long was the first lady of Louisiana from 1939–1940, 1948–1952, and 1956-1960. She was also a "partner in power" to her husband, Governor Earl Kemp Long. From 1956-1963, she was the Democratic national committeewoman from Louisiana. Thereafter, in 1963-1964, she was the campaign manager of Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Julian McKeithen, the presumed heir to Earl Long. Mrs. Long was born in Covington in St.… Read More

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1902 Birth Born on December 17, 1902.


1932 29 Years Old She married Earl Long on August 17, 1932; they had no children. … Read More


1947 44 Years Old In the 1947-1948 Earl Long gubernatorial comeback, when Dodd was seeking the lieutenant governorship, Blanche Long ran the state campaign headquarters from the Higgins Building in New Orleans. … Read More
1950 47 Years Old …  Bankston and Mrs. Long professed concern about Long's loss of weight and feared for his weak heart, for he had a major heart attack in late 1950.
1951 48 Years Old …  In 1951-1952, the Longs had attempted unsuccessfully to get McKeithen elected lieutenant governor. … Read More


In May 1960, outgoing Governor Long attended the inauguration of his successor, Jimmie Davis, in the company of a 23-year-old stripper and burlesque dancer named Blaze Starr, whom he had first met in 1958. … Read More


1963 60 Years Old Moreover, according to Dodd, Long never intended to serve in Congress beyond two terms, for he was planning to enter the 1963 Democratic primary for governor.
1966 63 Years Old In a suit heard in 1966 seeking to reclaim the $163,000, Blanche Long claimed that attorney and former state Senator Joe T. Cawthorn of Mansfield on or about August 20, 1960, had delivered $6,000 in cash in Marksville in Avoyelles Parish to Long. … Read More
1989 86 Years Old Dodd, however, discounts the importance of Starr in Long's last months of life and was particularly critical of the 1989 film Blaze, which he dismissed as "fiction." … Read More
1998 95 Years Old Died on May 11, 1998.
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