Catherine Small Long

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Catherine Small "Cathy" Long
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 8th district
In office
March 30, 1985 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byGillis William Long
Succeeded byClyde C. Holloway
Personal details
Born(1924-02-07)February 7, 1924
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
DiedNovember 23, 2019(2019-11-23) (aged 95)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Gillis William Long (d. 1985)
EducationBachelor of Science
Alma materLouisiana State University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy

Catherine Small Long (February 7, 1924 – November 23, 2019) was a Democratic former U.S. representative for Louisiana's 8th congressional district, serving from 1985 to 1987. She was the first female military veteran elected to Congress,[1] having served as a WAVE in the United States Navy.

Long died of dementia-related problems on November 23, 2019 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.[2] She was 95.

References[change | change source]

  1. Doris Weatherford, Women in American Politics: History and Milestones, Vo. 1, p.165.
  2. Cathy Long, won husband’s US House seat after his death, dies

Other websites[change | change source]

  • United States Congress. "Catherine Small Long (id: L000411)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN