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John Benjamin LONG

(1843-1924)

LONG, John Benjamin, a Representative from Texas; born in Douglass, Nacogdoches County, Tex., September 8, 1843; moved with his parents to Rusk, Cherokee County, Tex., in 1846; educated in private schools; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army in Company C, Third Texas Cavalry; studied law; was admitted to the bar but never practiced; became a planter; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892; engaged in the newspaper business in Rusk, Tex., 1886-1905; member of the State house of representatives in 1913 and 1914; died in Rusk, Tex., April 27, 1924; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

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