Edward Vaughn LONG, Congress, MO (1908-1972)

Senate Years of Service:

LONG, Edward Vaughn, a Senator from Missouri; born in Lincoln County, near Whiteside, Mo., July 18, 1908; attended the public schools of Lincoln County, Culver-Stockton College, and the University of Missouri; admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Bowling Green, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Pike County 1937-1941; city attorney of Bowling Green, Mo., 1941-1945; member, State senate 1945-1955, serving as majority floor leader in 1952 and President pro tempore in 1955; lieutenant governor of Missouri 1956-1960; appointed on September 23, 1960, as a Democrat to the United States Senate, and elected in a special election on November 8, 1960, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas C. Hennings, Jr., in the term ending January 3, 1963; reelected in 1962 and served from September 23, 1960, until his resignation December 27, 1968; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1968; resumed the practice of law; farmer and banker; died on his Brookhill Farm, near Eolia, Mo., November 6, 1972; interment in Grandview Burial Park, Hannibal, Mo.


Dictionary of American Biography; Long, Edward V. The Intruders: The Invasion of Privacy by Government and Industry. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966.

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