Edward V. Long
Raised in the country Long first attended the Culver- Stockton College in Canton, before he began studying at the University of Missouri in Columbia. In 1936 he was admitted to the bar and started to work as a lawyer in Bowling Green. From 1937 to 1941 he was a prosecutor in Pike County, then to 1945, counsel for the city Bowling Green.
1945 Long began his political career as a member of the Senate of Missouri, where he remained until 1955. In 1952 he was elected chairman of the Democratic majority fraction ( Majority floor leader ); In 1955 he served as president pro tempore of the Senate. Finally, in 1956 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Missouri; he held this office from 1957 to 23 December 1960, when appointed him Governor James T. Blair to succeed the late U.S. Senator Thomas C. Hennings for the remainder of his term of office.
Two years later, Edward Long noted the election for a full term of office and prevailed. In 1968, he wanted to stand for re- election, but lost already in the primaries of his party Thomas Eagleton and presented his credentials on December 27, 1968 are available. As a result, he again worked as a lawyer in Missouri.