Biography of James M. Long
Oswego County, NY Biographies





James M. Long. - A leading figure in the business, civic and social life of Oswego is James M. Long, who is secretary and general manager of the Oswego Candy Works, Inc., and a director of the First and Second National Bank and Trust Company of Oswego. He was born in Oswego, Aug. 20, 1889, the son of David D. and Emma J. (Chatterton) Long.

A complete sketch of David D. Long, who is president of the Oswego Candy Works, Inc., appears elsewhere in this history.

After his graduation from the public schools of Oswego, James M. Long took up the study of law at Syracuse University in 1909. In 1911 he became associated with his father in the manufacture of candy. At the date of incorporation he was elected to his present office as secretary and general manager of the business.

Mr. Long was married in 1916 to Miss Alice V. Lewis, the daughter of William E. and Lillian (Strode) Lewis, of Oswego. They have two children: Marian Irene, born Aug. 15, 1917; and James M., Jr., born Oct. 12, 1926.

Mr. Long is an active member of the Congregational Church, being chairman of the finance committee, and his wife holds membership in Christ Church. He is affiliated with Aeonian Lodge F. & A. M. No. 679, and belongs to the Fortnightly Club, Mad River Club, Oswego Country Club, Oswego Yacht Club, Rod and Gun Club, and is vice president of the Chamber of Commerce. He also holds membership in the Rotary Club, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and B. P. O. Elks. He is prominent in Y. M. C. A. work in the city, being secretary of the board of directors.

Mr. Long is also a director of the Universal Pressing Machine Company, of Oswego.

The family residence is located at 9 West 6th Street, Oswego.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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