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 (age 95)
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Gillis William Long (d. 1985)
ResidenceWashington, D.C.
EducationBachelor of Science
Alma materLouisiana State University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy

Catherine Small Long (born February 7, 1924) is 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Doris Weatherford, Women in American Politics: History and Milestones, Vo. 1, p.165.

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