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George S. Long

Born: Sep 11, 1883

Death: Mar 22, 1958

Birthplace: West Feliciana Parish

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

George S. Long

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1883
Date of Death : Mar 22, 1958
Birth Place : West Feliciana Parish

George Shannon Long, known as Doc Long, a member of the powerful Long political dynasty in Louisiana, was a Democratic U.S. representative from the defunct Eighth Congressional District from 1953 until his death. Speedy O. Long of La Salle Parish, another member of the family, once jokingly compared George Long, the older brother of Huey P. Long, Jr., to the family's own "St. Peter". George Long was the fourth born of ten children born to Huey Pierce "Hugh" Long, Sr., and the former Caledonia Palestine Tison. He was born and reared in a log cabin in tiny Tunica in West Feliciana Parish near Baton Rouge. When the child was five years of age, the Longs moved to Winnfield in Winn Parish some fifty miles north of Alexandria. He attended the Winnfield public schools. Long attended what was then called "Mount Lebanon College," now the conservative Baptist-affiliated Louisiana College in Pineville in Rapides Parish. Long thereafter taught school for a time in Winn and Grant parishes.

Profession


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Dentist

Also known as


  • George Long
  • Doc Long
  • George Shannon Long
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