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Episode 715

Gillis William Long
Fri, 2019-Apr-19 00:19 UTC
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The random article for Friday, 19 April 2019 is Gillis William Long.

Gillis William Long (May 4, 1923 – January 20, 1985) was a Democratic U. S. Representative from Louisiana's 8th congressional district, based about Alexandria, but since disbanded. He was a member of the Long family. Long served seven non-consecutive terms in the House but placed third in two campaigns for the Democratic gubernatorial nominations in 1963 and 1971. Long served in Congress between 1963 and 1965, and again from 1973 until his death from a heart attack in Washington, D. C. in 1985. Though he was elected to an eighth term in the House in 1984, he died seventeen days into that term.

In its April 29, 2007, edition, Long's hometown newspaper, the Alexandria Daily Town Talk, declared that Long, along with legendary attorney Camille Gravel and American Civil War General William T. Sherman, were the three most significant historical persons to have been associated with Alexandria.

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