Representative William Lincoln Long View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 12/11/1929
Birth Place: Fairfield, IA
Birth County: Jefferson
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 38 (1919)
39 (1921)
40 (1923) - 41 (1925)
Home County: Jefferson
William Lincoln Long
Jefferson County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare resolutions commemorating the life and public service of the Honorable William Lincoln Long, state representative, reports as follows:

Mr. Long was born in Fairfield, Iowa, December 27, 1860, and died in a hospital in Kansas City, December 11, 1929. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield.

He was educated in the public schools of his native city and worked on his father’s farm near there during his youth and early manhood. On removing to Fairfield he became city clerk, serving several years. He was also superintendent of waterworks and of the electric light plant. He was clerk of the district court of Jefferson county for four years, 1895-98. He was in the clothing business for a time, being the senior member of the firm of Long & Kemp, and was later engaged as a real estate broker. In 1918 he was elected representative, and was three times re-elected, serving inclusively from the Thirty-eighth to the Forty-first General Assembly.

Mr. Long was a man of honor and stood high in the confidence and esteem of his associates. He was kind, considerate and generous and served well in every capacity in which he was engaged. In public or private life, Mr. Long was a man of pronounced convictions, candid and outspoken, and there was never room for doubt as to his stand on any public question.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Forty-fourth General Assembly, That in the death of Hon. William Lincoln Long, the state has lost a worthy and influential citizen.

Be It Further Resolved, That this resolution of respect and appreciation be printed in the Journal of the House.





Unanimously adopted April 13, 1931.