Stuart Morrison Long

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Stuart M.
Nov. 15, 1913
Feb. 3, 1977

Feb. 29, 1912

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Stuart Morrison Long
TSGT US Marine Corps
World War II
Nov 15 1913 - Feb 3 1977
Full Name: Stuart Morrison Long
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
Row:B  Number:5
Reason for Eligibility: Governor's Proclamation 
Birth Date: November 15, 1913 
Died: February 3, 1977 
Burial Date: February 5, 1977 

LONG, STUART MORRISSON (1913 ~ 1977). Stuart Morrisson Long was born on November 15, 1913 in Portales, New Mexico. He developed an interest in journalism while working on his school newspaper in Abilene, Texas.

After studying journalism at Abilene Christian College, Hardin-Simmons University, and the University of Texas, he married Emma P. Jackson. Long served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps during World War II.

After returning to Austin, he established the Long News Service, which became the Capitol's largest press bureau serving newspapers nationwide. Long served as the founder and operator of Long News Service for forty years before retirement.

In addition to running the news service, Long was the correspondent for the Texas State Radio Network, wrote for the New York Times and Newsweek, and co-authored with Sam Kinch a book entitled "Pied Piper of Texas Politics," about former Governor Allan Shivers. Long died on February 3, 1977 in Austin, Texas and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.


#8814) Stuart Morrison Long was Editor of Long News Service, Capitol Veteran newspaperman.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:26 PM

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