Clarence Long

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Clarence "Doc" Long
Clarence Long.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byDaniel Brewster
Succeeded byHelen Delich Bentley
Personal details
Clarence Dickinson Long, Jr.

(1908-12-11)December 11, 1908
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 18, 1994(1994-09-18) (aged 85)
Cockeysville, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Clarence Dickinson "Doc" Long, Jr. (December 11, 1908 – September 18, 1994) was a Democratic U.S. Congressman who represented the 2nd congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1963 to January 3, 1985.

Long was born in South Bend, Indiana. He received his bachelor's degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 1932, and his master's degree and PhD from Princeton University in 1935 and 1938,[1] respectively. He also served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a former member of the United States Council of Economic Advisers to the President (1953–54 and 1956–57) and in the 1930s was a professor of economics at Wesleyan University and later Johns Hopkins University (1946-1963).

Long became Chairman of the subcommittee on Foreign Operations of the House Appropriations Committee. In this role he supervised the foreign aid budget. Long's support for the anti-Soviet Mujahideen was recounted in the film Charlie Wilson's War, in which Long was played by Ned Beatty. Long was defeated for re-election by Republican Helen Delich Bentley in 1984.


  1. ^ Carson, Larry (September 20, 1994). "Former Rep. Clarence Long dead at 85". The Baltimore Sun.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Brewster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Helen Delich Bentley