Albert Sydney HERLONG, Jr., Congress, FL (1909-1995)


HERLONG, Albert Sydney, Jr., a Representative from Florida; born in Manistee, Monroe County, Ala., February 14, 1909; moved with his parents to Marion County, Fla., in 1912; attended the public schools of Sumter and Lake Counties and Leesburg High School; was graduated from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced the practice of law in Leesburg, Lake County, Fla.; elected county judge of Lake County, Fla., and served from 1937 to 1949; city attorney of Leesburg from 1946 to 1948; held Reserve commission as captain in the United States Army and was called to active duty in the Judge Advocate General’s Department in August 1941; was discharged in 1942 due to physical disability; served two enlistments in the Florida State Guard; president of the Florida State Baseball League in 1947 and 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; member of the Securities and Exchange Commission 1969-1973; died December 27, 1995.

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