Biography of Thomas J. Long
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

THOMAS J. LONG has had an active membership at the Cleveland bar for eight years, during which time he has achieved a commendable service record as an attorney and is one of the prominent younger professional men of the city.

He was born in Cleveland, January 16, 1893, son of John P. and Caroline E. (Bowen) Long. His father was born in Lancastershire, England, in 1855. In 1861 his parents, Thomas and Margaret (Craddock) Long, left that section of England and, coming to the United States, located in Northern Michigan. Shortly after his arrival Thomas Long volunteered his services to the cause of his adopted country in the Civil war, and was serving with a Michigan regiment when he was killed in the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862. His widow brought her family to Cleveland from Michigan in 1875.

John P. Long for many years was a well known refrigerating engineer in Cleveland, where he died in 1918. His widow, still a resident of Cleveland, was born at Oldham, England, daughter of Richard Bowen.

Thomas J. Long acquired a liberal education in Cleveland, attending the grammar and high schools, Western Reserve University, and in 1916 graduated with the Bachelor of Laws degree from the Cleveland Law School of Baldwin Wallace University. He was admitted to the bar in 1916, and immediately engaged in general practice, which he has continued. He is senior member of the firm of Long and Logan, with offices in the Society for Savings Building.

For several years he has been active in democratic politics. He was a democratic candidate for the Ohio General Assembly in 1918. He is also known for his prominence in the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was president in 1922-23-24 of the local aerie, and has served as chairman of the entertainment committee and chairman of the Board of Widows and Orphans Relief Committee. He is chairman of the executive committee of the building committee in charge of building the magnificent new home of the Eagles. He belongs to the college fraternities Pi Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Phi, and to the Cleveland Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.

During the World war he was a member of the Legal Advisory Board of Districts No. 1 and 10, and did much to promote the Liberty Bond and Thrift Stamp sale.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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