Benjamin Franklin Long


Benjamin Franklin Long



Benjamin Franklin Long was born in Cass County, Indiana, on January 31, 1872. He was a graduate of Logansport High School (1891). He taught school for several years after his graduation, before attending Indiana University in the fall of 1893. After two years at IU, he left to become a high school history teacher at Logansport High School, a position he held for three years. He then returned to IU and completed his studies, receiving both his A.B. and his LL.B in 1901.

He began a law practice in Logansport in 1902, but when Herdis F. Clements retired from teaching, Long took his place as an Assistant Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law. He taught at the law school through the 1902/03 academic year before returning to the firm that would become Long and Yarlott in Logansport. Long practiced law in Logansport for 32 years, with occasional tenures as city attorney and deputy prosecuting attorney of Cass County. From 1915 until 1936, Long was a trustee of Indiana University.

Benjamin Franklin Long died on December 27, 1940 at age 68.


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Long bibliography


Download Indianapolis Star obituary, 12/28/1940 (337 KB)

Download Tribute (brief) by William Lowe Bryan, Indianapolis Star, 12/29/1940 (233 KB)

Benjamin Franklin Long