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Russell B. Long
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Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
January 10, 1966 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Harry F. Byrd
Succeeded by Bob Dole
Senate Majority Whip
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1969
Leader Mike Mansfield
Preceded by Hubert Humphrey
Succeeded by Ted Kennedy
United States Senator
from Louisiana
In office
December 31, 1948 – January 3, 1987
Preceded by William C. Feazel
Succeeded by John Breaux
Personal details
Born
Russell Billiu Long

(1918-11-03)November 3, 1918
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Died May 9, 2003(2003-05-09) (aged 84)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Katherine Hattic
(m. 1939; div. 1969)

Carolyn Bason
(m. 1969; his death 2003)
Children 2
Parents Huey Long (father)
Rose McConnell (mother)
Relatives Earl Long (uncle)
George S. Long (uncle)
Gillis William Long (cousin)
Speedy Long (cousin)
Jimmy Long (cousin)
Gerald Long (cousin)
Education Louisiana State University (BA, LLB)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Lieutenant
Unit United States Navy Reserve
Battles/wars World War II:
Operation Torch (Northern Africa)
Allied invasion of Sicily
Allied invasion of Italy
Operation Dragoon (Southern France)
Awards Four Battle stars for service in North Africa and Europe

Russell Billiu Long (November 3, 1918 – May 9, 2003) was an American Democratic politician. He was the United States Senator from Louisiana from 1948 until 1987. He was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for fifteen years from 1966 to 1981.

Long was the son of Louisiana governor and U.S. senator Huey Long. He worked during the administrations of eight U.S. presidents from Truman to Reagan.

Long died at his home in Washington, D.C. of heart failure on May 9, 2003 at the age of 84.

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