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LONG, Jefferson Franklin, a Representative from Georgia; born a slave near Knoxville, Crawford
County, Ga., March 3, 1836; self-educated; became a merchant tailor in Macon,
Ga.; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy
caused by the House declaring Samuel F. Gove not entitled to the seat on
December 22, 1870; served from January 16, 1871 to March 3, 1871; was not a
candidate for renomination in 1870; delegate to the Republican National
Convention in 1880; resumed business in Macon, Ga., and died there February 4,
1901; interment in Lynwood Cemetery.
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direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History
& Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 2008; Matthews, John M. Jefferson Franklin Long: The Public
Career of Georgias First Black Congressman.
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