Jefferson Franklin Long


Jefferson Franklin Long Famous memorial

Knoxville, Crawford County, Georgia, USA
Death 4 Feb 1901 (aged 64)
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 7117178 View Source

U.S. Congressman. Born a slave, he was self-educated and became a merchant tailor in Macon, Georgia. On January 16, 1871, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the House declaring Samuel F. Gove, serving until March 3, 1871. He was the second African American to be sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives and the first African American to represent Georgia. Despite his brief time in Congress, he was able to promote several reconstruction efforts. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his merchant business until his and death.

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  • Added: 25 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7117178
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jefferson Franklin Long (3 Mar 1836–4 Feb 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7117178, citing Linwood Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .