George S. Long

George Shannon Long ( born September 11, 1883 in Tunica, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, † March 22, 1958 in Bethesda, Maryland ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the brother of Huey Pierce and Earl Long, brother of Rose McConnell Long and uncle of Russell B. Long.

At the age of five years, Long moved with his family to Winnfield in Winn Parish. There he attended the public schools and the Mount Lebanon College (now Louisiana College) 1897-1899. It shall also taught himself in Winn Parish and Grant Parish. He then studied dentistry in Atlanta, Louisville and New Orleans. After graduating, he practiced 1904-1935 in Oklahoma. Meanwhile, he studied also the Jura and in 1923 admitted to the Bar Association of Oklahoma.

Long was 1920-1922 Member of the House of Representatives from Oklahoma. In addition, he practiced from 1935 to 1940 as a dentist in Monroe and then from 1948 to 1950 in Pineville. He was also from 1948 to 1950 served as Superintendent of the Louisiana Colony and Training School. After that, he was from 1950 to 1952 worked as an institution inspector. Long was a delegate to the 1948 Democratic National Convention and ran unsuccessfully in 1948 and 1950 to a Democratic nomination for the U.S. Congress. He was the founder and director of the Dr. George S. Long Corporation. Finally, he was elected to the 83rd, 84th and 85th U.S. Congress, where he served from January 3, 1953 until his death on 22 March 1958. During his tenure in Congress, he participated at the 1956 Constitution of the Southern Manifesto, which spoke out against racial integration in public institutions. He was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville.