Long, John (1838 - 1915)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

John Davis Long was born in Buckfield, ME, the son of Zadoc Long. He graduated from Harvard (1857) and practiced law in both Maine and Massachusetts before joining the Massachusetts legislature where he served as speaker from 1876-1879. He was elected Governor of Massachusetts (1880-1883). He also served as the 34th Secretary of the Navy under President William McKinley.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Aeneid of Virgil (translator) (1879)
  • The Republican Party: Its History, Principles, and Polices (ed.) (1888)
  • History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (1893)
  • The New American Navy (1903)
  • American of Yesterday: As Reflected in the Journal of John Davis Long (Lawrence Shaw Mayo, ed.) (1923)
  • Papers of John Davis Long, 1897-1904 (Gardner Weld Allen, ed.) (1939)