Edward V. Long

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Edward V. Long
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United States Senator
from Missouri
In office
September 23, 1960 – December 27, 1968
Preceded by Thomas C. Hennings
Succeeded by Thomas Eagleton
Personal details
Born Edward Vaughn Long
(1908-07-18)July 18, 1908
Lincoln County, Missouri
Died November 6, 1972(1972-11-06) (aged 64)
Eolia, Missouri
Resting place Grand View Burial Park
39°40′06.6″N 91°24′55.4″W / 39.668500°N 91.415389°W / 39.668500; -91.415389 (Edward V. Long Burial Site)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
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.

Born in rural Lincoln County, Missouri near Whiteside, he was educated at Culver-Stockton College and the University of Missouri.

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 F. Eagleton in 1968, and resigned his seat on December 27 of that year, resuming his law practice in Missouri.

Long is buried in Grand View Burial Park, Hannibal, Missouri.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James T. Blair, Jr.
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
1957–1960
Succeeded by
Hilary A. Bush
United States Senate
Preceded by
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
1960–1968
Served alongside: Stuart Symington
Succeeded by
Thomas Eagleton