Catherine Small Long
Catherine Small "Cathy" Long
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Louisiana's 8th district
March 30, 1985 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Gillis William Long|
|Succeeded by||Clyde C. Holloway|
|Born||February 7, 1924|
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||November 23, 2019 (aged 95)|
Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Gillis William Long (d. 1985)|
|Education||Bachelor of Science|
|Alma mater||Louisiana State University|
|Branch/service||United 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, having served as a WAVE in the United States Navy.
References[change | change source]
- Doris Weatherford, Women in American Politics: History and Milestones, Vo. 1, p.165.
- 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