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Long, John Luther

Arthur Groos

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1601013

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Long, John Luther (01 January 1855–31 October 1927), author and playwright, was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry Long, a silversmith and merchant, and Sarah Dickinson Mitchell. After teaching school in local townships, he studied law in Hanover and was admitted to the bar in York County on 7 March 1881 and in Philadelphia on 29 October 1881. Long married Mary Jane Sprenkle in Hanover in 1882; they had one child, a son. For many years, Long practiced law in association with a real estate office in Philadelphia while he pursued a second career as a writer. Since he published in magazines under a variety of pseudonyms, the nature and scope of his early writings remain unclear. A first novel, ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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