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Senate Service
Longest Service (24 years or more):
Russell B. Long
Allen J. Ellender
J. Bennett Johnston, Jr.
 
Louisiana Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions
President Pro Tempore: Allen J. Ellender

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair: J. Bennett Johnston; John Breaux

Party Whips: Russell B. Long

Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:

Agriculture and Forestry: Allen J. Ellender

Appropriations: Allen J. Ellender

Energy and Natural Resources: J. Bennett Johnston, Mary Landrieu

Finance: Russell B. Long

Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Mary Landrieu
Louisiana Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection
Statuary: Huey Pierce Long by Charles Keck (Statuary Hall); Edward Douglass White by Arthur Morgan (Senate connecting corridor).
 
Unusual Facts
During his tenure in the Senate, Allan J. Ellender invited fellow senators and administration officials to sample his Creole cooking at luncheons in his third floor Capitol hideaway. Five U.S. presidents sampled his cooking, including President Lyndon B. Johnson, who, enticed by a delicious aroma on a visit to the Capitol, dropped by, uninvited, to sample Ellender's famous shrimp gumbo.
 
  

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Statuary Hall

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