LONG, Edward Vaughn (1908-1972)
Senate Years of Service: 1960-1968

LONG, EDWARD VAUGHN, a Senator from Missouri; born in Lincoln County, near Whiteside, Mo., July 18, 1908; attended the public schools of Lincoln County, Culver-Stockton College, and the University of Missouri; admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Bowling Green, Mo.; prosecuting attorney of Pike County 1937-1941; city attorney of Bowling Green, Mo., 1941-1945; member, State senate 1945-1955, serving as majority floor leader in 1952 and President pro tempore in 1955; lieutenant governor of Missouri 1956-1960; appointed on September 23, 1960, as a Democrat to the United States Senate, and elected in a special election on November 8, 1960, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas C. Hennings, Jr., in the term ending January 3, 1963; reelected in 1962 and served from September 23, 1960, until his resignation December 27, 1968; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1968; resumed the practice of law; farmer and banker; died on his Brookhill Farm, near Eolia, Mo., November 6, 1972; interment in Grandview Burial Park, Hannibal, Mo.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Papers: Correspondence in Robert Lasch papers, ca. 1940-1972.

University of Missouri
Western Historical Manuscript Collections
Columbia, MO
Papers: 1951-1968. 303 feet. Correspondence, speeches, press releases, photographs, and miscellaneous materials. Finding aid. Restricted.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Edward Walter Sowers papers, 1942-1980.

Missouri Historical Society
St. Louis, MO
Papers: 1963-1966. 3 items.

Missouri State Archives
Jefferson City, MO
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections.

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Louis E. Schecter miscellaneous manuscripts, 1965, concerning President Kennedy.

  • Long, Edward V. The Intruders: The Invasion of Privacy by Government and Industry. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966.