Edward V. Long
|United States Senator|
September 23, 1960 – December 27, 1968
|Preceded by||Thomas C. Hennings|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Eagleton|
|36th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri|
January 14, 1957 – September 23, 1960
|Governor||James T. Blair, Jr.|
|Preceded by||James T. Blair, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Hilary A. Bush|
|Member of the Missouri State Senate|
Edward Vaughn Long
July 18, 1908
|Died||November 6, 1972 (aged 64)|
|Resting place||Grand View Burial Park|
|Alma mater||Culver-Stockton College|
University of Missouri
Edward Vaughn Long (July 18, 1908 – November 6, 1972) was a United States Senator from Missouri and a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the United States Senate from 1960 until 1968. One of his most notable accomplishments as a US Senator was the honor and privilege of writing the final draft of the Freedom of Information Act which passed in 1966 after 11 years of research, creation, and fight by the "Father of the Freedom of Information Act", Representative John E. Moss (D) of Sacramento, California.
After holding various local offices in Bowling Green and Pike County, Long was elected to the Missouri State Senate, where he served from 1945 to 1955; he was elected majority floor leader in 1952 and President pro tempore in 1955.
In his first statewide race, he was elected the Lieutenant Governor of Missouri in 1956, serving from 1957 until his appointment in 1960 by Governor James T. Blair, Jr. to the Senate seat made vacant by the death of Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.. He won election to the Senate in his own right in 1962, but lost a primary challenge to Thomas Eagleton in 1968, and resigned his seat on December 27 of that year, resuming his law practice in Missouri. Long voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968, as well as the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Long is buried in Grand View Burial Park, Hannibal, Missouri.
- "HR. 7152. PASSAGE".
- "TO PASS H.R. 2516, A BILL TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION IN SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING, AND TO PROHIBIT RACIALLY MOTIVATED INTERFERENCE WITH A PERSON EXERCISING HIS CIVIL RIGHTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES".
- "S.J. RES. 29. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION BANNING THE POLL TAX AS PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS". GovTrack.us.
- "TO PASS S. 1564, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965".
- "CONFIRMATION OF NOMINATION OF THURGOOD MARSHALL, THE FIRST NEGRO APPOINTED TO THE SUPREME COURT". GovTrack.us.
- United States Congress. "Edward V. Long (id: L000415)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
|Party political offices|
Thomas C. Hennings Jr.
| Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Missouri
James T. Blair, Jr.
| Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Hilary A. Bush
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.
| U.S. senator (Class 3) from Missouri
Served alongside: Stuart Symington
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