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George Shannon Long (Doc Long)

Background

  • He was born in Tunica, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, but when he was five, his family moved to Winnfield, Winn Parish, La.

  • Education

    • 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.

      Studied dentistry in Atlanta, Ga., Louisville, Ky., and New Orleans, La.; practiced dentistry in Oklahoma 1904-1935; studied law; was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1923.

    Career

    • He was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1923;

      member of Oklahoma State house of representatives 1920-1922;

      practiced dentistry in Monroe, La., 1935-1940, and Pineville, La., 1948-1950;

      superintendent of Louisiana Colony and Training School 1948-1950;

      institutional inspector 1950-1952;

      delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1948;

      unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination for Congress in 1948 and 1950;

      founder and director of the Dr. George S. Long Corp.;

      elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses and served from January 3, 1953 until his death in Bethesda, Md., March 22, 1958.

    Politics

    Democratic U.S. representative from the defunct Eighth Congressional District from 1953-1958.

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Religion

    He was a Baptist, Mason, Shriner, and member of the Kiwanis Club.

    Connections

    • brother: Huey Pierce
    • brother: Earl Kemp
    • Wife: Mary Katherine Shindel Long
    • Wife: Jewell Marie Tyson Long
    George Shannon Long
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    Born March 11, 1883
    Died March 22, 1958
    (aged 75)
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    • January 1, 1920 - January 1, 1922
      House Oklahoma State house of representatives representatives
      Oklahoma, United States
    • January 1, 1948 - January 1, 1950
      Superintendent, Louisiana Colony and Training School
      Louisiana, United States
    • January 1, 1948 - January 3, 1948
      Delegate, Democratic National Convention
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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    • Full name, name spelling variants, pseudonym
      • George Shannon "Doc" Long
      • Doc Long
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      • biography: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000416
      • biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_S._Long
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