Biography of Archie W. Long

Archie W. Long. Of the men who have contributed to the business importance and civic development of the various thriving communities of Kansas, one the value of whose services may not be gainsaid is Archie W. Long, of Manhattan. A resident of this city for nearly a quarter of a century, he was for a long period identified with the milling interests here, and now has large oil holdings and directs his energies toward the development of his interprises connected with that industry. If he has been a contributor to the business development of the community, he has done even a greater service in the line of civic advancement, for it was during his term in the mayoralty chair that Manhattan’s present excellent street and sewerage systems were inaugurated. Mr. Long is a native of West Virginia, born at Ravenswood, Jackson County, March 17, 1872, a son of George W. and America E. (King) Long, who still reside at Ravenswood, where their sons were reared. The family is an old and respected one of the Old Dominion State, and an interesting bit of its history is found in the fact that the paternal grandmother of Archie W. Long, a native of Culpeper County, Virginia, as a young lady of fourteen years of age, in 1822 was a guest at a reception held in honor of LaFayette, the French friend...

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