Edward V. Long
|Edward V. Long|
|United States Senator
September 23, 1960 – December 27, 1968
|Preceded by||Thomas C. Hennings|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Eagleton|
|Born||Edward Vaughn Long
July 18, 1908
Lincoln County, Missouri
|Died||November 6, 1972
|Resting place||Grand View Burial Park
|Alma mater||Culver-Stockton College
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.
- Edward V. Long at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 23, 2013
- "Edward V. Long". Find a Grave. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
James T. Blair, Jr.
|Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Hilary A. Bush
|United States Senate|
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.
|United States Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
Served alongside: Stuart Symington