Catherine Small LONG, Congress, LA (1924)


LONG, Catherine Small, (wife of Gillis W. Long), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Dayton, Ohio, February 7, 1924; graduated from Camp Hill High School, Camp Hill, Pa., 1942; B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., 1948; United States Navy, World War II; aide to Senator Wayne Morse; aide to Representative James G. Polk; delegate, Democratic National Convention,1980 and 1984; member of the Louisiana State Democratic Financial Council; member of the Louisiana state central committee; member of the Louisiana Democratic leadership council; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United States Representative Gillis W. Long (March 30, 1985-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986; is a resident of Washington, D.C.


”Catherine S. Long” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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