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My First Days in the White House

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Name  My Days
Role  Book by Huey Long

Originally published  1935
Author  Huey Long

My First Days in the White House is a book written by Huey Long. Called his "second autobiography" and published posthumously in 1935, it emphatically laid out his presidential ambitions for the election of 1936.

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Summary

Approaching the 1936 presidential elections, Louisiana Senator Huey Long details a political fantasy in which he is president of the United States. Through imaginary conversations with men of power, his aspirations including the "Share the Wealth" plan are presented. Long fantasizes his inauguration as President of the United States detailing that he would swear in on the bible his father had read to him and his brothers and sisters. He also detailed his nomination picks for his executive cabinet:

Secretary of State: William Edgar Borah
Secretary of the Treasury: James J. Couzens
Secretary of War: Smedley Butler
Secretary of the Navy: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Attorney General: Frank Murphy
Secretary of the Interior: Lytle Brown
Secretary of Commerce: Herbert Hoover
Secretary of Labor: Edward Keating

References

My First Days in the White House Wikipedia


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