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George Shannon LONG

(1883-1958)

LONG, George Shannon, (brother of Huey Pierce Long, brother-in-law of Rose McConnell Long, cousin of George S., and uncle of Russell Billiu Long), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Tunica, West Feliciana Parish, La., September 11, 1883; when five years of age moved with his parents to Winnfield, Winn Parish, La.; attended the public schools and Mount Lebanon College (now Louisiana College) 1897-1899; taught school in Winn and Grant Parishes; 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; 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; interment in Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, La.

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

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