LONG, Alexander

1816–1886

Biography

LONG, Alexander, a Representative from Ohio; born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa., December 24, 1816; received an academic training; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1848-1849; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); censured by the U.S. House of Representatives on April 14, 1864, for treasonable utterances; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-ninth Congress in 1864; resumed the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864, 1868, 1872, and 1876; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 28, 1886; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Cincinnati Historical Society

Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 1840-1896. 4,050 items. Correspondence, diaries, and other papers. Unpublished index in repository.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: October 3 and 15, 1868. 2 letters. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Harlan, Louis R., ed. "The Autobiography of Alexander Long, 1858." Bulletin of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio 19 (April 1961): 99-127.

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