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Rose McConnell Long


In office
January 31, 1936–January 2, 1937
Preceded by Huey P. Long
Succeeded by Allen J. Ellender

Born April 8, 1892
Greensburg, Indiana
Died May 27, 1970
Boulder, Colorado
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Huey P. Long (widowed)

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 Greenburg, in Decatur County, Indiana. She met Huey Long through a cake baking contest organized by Huey, which she won. 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 out the rest of Huey'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.

United States Senate
Preceded by
Huey P. Long
US Senator (Class 2) from Louisiana
1936–1937
Succeeded by
Allen J. Ellender
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