John Long (North Carolina politician)

John Long ( born February 26, 1785 Loudoun County, Virginia; † August 11, 1857 in Liberty, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1821 and 1829 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth John Long came with his parents to Long's Mill, later Liberty Place, in North Carolina, where he attended both public and private schools. After that he worked as a successful farmer in agriculture. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the years 1811 and 1812 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1814 to 1815 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1820 Long was in the tenth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Fisher on March 4, 1821. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1829 four legislative sessions. After the dissolution of his party early 1820s he joined the opposition to Andrew Jackson and became supporters of President John Quincy Adams. In Congress, he represented in his last electoral cycles, short-lived National Republican Party. Especially since 1825 was a dispute in the House of Representatives violently between supporters of the two factions to Jackson and Adams.

1828 Long was not re-elected. In the following years he became politically no longer occur. He went back to his farming activities and died on 11 August 1857.