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Monday, 25 August 2014
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " JEFFERSON FRANKLIN LONG " WAS A REPRESENTATIVE FROM GEORGIA AND WAS ALSO A BUSINESS MAN : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY 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.