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Edward Henry Carroll LONG

(1808-1865)

LONG, Edward Henry Carroll, a Representative from Maryland; born in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., September 28, 1808; attended the common schools and was graduated from Yale College in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced practice in Princess Anne, Somerset County; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of delegates 1833-1835, 1839, 1844, and 1861; served in the State senate in 1860; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; resumed the practice of his profession and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1860; died in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md., on October 16, 1865; interment in the family burying ground on his farm, “Catalpa,” near Princess Anne, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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