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Lewis Marshall LONG

(1883-1957)

LONG, Lewis Marshall, a Representative from Illinois; born in Gardner, Grundy County, Ill., June 22, 1883; attended the public schools of Aurora, Ill., the Plano (Ill.) High School, and the University of Illinois at Urbana; was graduated from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., in 1929; was employed as a telegraph operator and station agent at Plano, Ill., and Sandwich, Ill., 1904-1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced practice in Sandwich, Ill.; member of the board of aldermen 1922-1926; served as mayor of Sandwich in 1935 and 1936; member of the board of education 1932-1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938 and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; served as chief examiner of the Division of Motor Carriers of the State of Illinois from November 1, 1939, to July 1, 1941, when he resigned to engage in motor carrier practice in addition to law practice; died in Sandwich, Ill., September 9, 1957; interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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

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