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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " JEFFERSON F. LONG " WAS A POLITICIAN FROM GEORGIA WHO A TE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN FRO GEORGIA TO E ELECTED TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Jefferson F. Long


Jefferson Franklin Long
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 4th district
In office
January 16, 1871 – March 3, 1871
Preceded bySamuel F. Gove
Succeeded byThomas J. Speer
Personal details
BornMarch 3, 1836
near the city of Knoxville andCrawford CountyGeorgia
DiedFebruary 4, 1901 (aged 64)
Macon, Georgia
Political partyRepublican
Professiontailor
Jefferson Franklin Long (March 3, 1836 – February 4, 1901) was an American politician from Georgia. He was the first African American from Georgia to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.
Long was born a slave near the city of Knoxville and Crawford CountyGeorgia on March 3, 1836. He was self-educated. He became a merchant tailor in Macon, Georgia. Long was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused when the U.S. House declared Samuel F. Gove not entitled to the seat and served from January 16, 1871 to March 3, 1871. Long was not a candidate for renomination in 1870, but did serve as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880. He resumed business in Macon, Georgia, and died there on February 4, 1901. He was interred in Lynwood Cemetery.