Albert S. Herlong, Jr.


Albert S. Herlong, Jr.

Infobox_Congressman
name =Albert S. Herlong, Jr.



width=200
date of birth=February 14, 1909
place of birth =
date of death=December 27, 1995
state = Florida
district = 5th
term_start=1949
term_end=1969
preceded = Joe Hendricks
succeeded = Edward J. Gurney
party =Democrat
religion =
spouse =

Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr. (February 14, 1909 - December 27, 1995) was a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Born in Manistee, Alabama, Herlong moved with his parents to Marion County, Florida, in 1912.He attended the public schools of Sumter and Lake Counties and Leesburg High School.He was graduated from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1930.He was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced the practice of law in Leesburg, Florida.

Herlong was elected county judge of Lake County, Florida, and served from 1937 to 1949. City attorney of Leesburg from 1946 to 1948. Held Reserve commission as captain in the United States Army and was called to active duty in the Judge Advocate General's Department in August 1941.He was discharged in 1942 due to physical disability.He served two enlistments in the Florida State Guard.He served as president of the Florida State Baseball League in 1947 and 1948.

Herlong was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1969).He was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress.He resumed the practice of law.He served as member of the Securities and Exchange Commission 1969-1973.He died December 27, 1995.

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