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Long, Robert Elmer

ROBERT ELMER LONG for nearly fifteen years has been established in a growing law practice at Sac City. He is a native son of Iowa, born in Poweshiek County, April 9, 1882.

His parents, Andrew and Mary Ann (Morrison) Long, were born in Ireland, and after coming to America settled on a farm in Poweshiek County, where they lived out useful and honorable lives. Robert Lemer Long has his boyhood experiences on a farm, attended a country school and in 1902 graduated from the high school at Brooklyn, Iowa. He went on to the University of Iowa, where he completed the work of the liberal arts department in 1908, and also made considerable progress in his law studies while there. Mr. Long was an educator and devoted nine or ten years to that profession. During 1908-10 he was instructor in the high school at Galesburg, Illinois; was superintendent of schools at Tarkio, Missouri, in 1910-12; superintendent at Corning, Iowa, in 1912-14; at Lone Tree, Iowa, in 1914-16; and at Moulton, Iowa, from 1917 to 1919.

During the Mexican trouble he enlisted and was assigned to Troop B of a regiment of Iowa cavalry, in which he was later a sergeant in the World war. In the meantime, on October 7, 1918 located at Sac City, where he has devoted himself to his practice, to his duties as a citizen and to a varied group of interests and activities. In 1926 he was elected county attorney, taking office on January 1, 1927. He was reelected in 1928 and his present term expires January 1, 1931. He has given the county a very thorough and capable administration of the office.

Mr. Long married, December 11, 1918, Miss Esther Printz, who was born in Appanoose County, Iowa, daughter of Dr. E. T. Printz. She is a graduate of the high school at Moulton, Iowa, and of the Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant. They have two children, Betty Printz, born October 30, 1919, and Barbara Ann, born November 25, 1921. Mrs. Long is a leader in club work and has an influential factor in local and state politics. Both she and Mr. Long were on the stump supporting Hoover in the campaign of 1928. Mrs. Long is a member of the Episcopal Church. he is affiliated with the Presbyterian denomination is a Royal Arch Mason, member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias. He has served as adjutant of the local post of the American Legion and in 1926 was district vice commander and is now serving again in that capacity. He was also state treasurer of the 40 and 8 Society.



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