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George Shannon Long Edit Profile

also known as Doc Long

congressman

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.

Religion

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

Politics

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

Connections

brother:
Huey Pierce

brother:
Earl Kemp

Wife:
Mary Katherine Shindel Long

Wife:
Jewell Marie Tyson Long