Andrew H. Longino

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Andrew H. Longino

Andrew Houston Longino (born May 16, 1854 in Lawrence County , Mississippi , †  February 24, 1942 in Jackson , Mississippi) was an American politician and governor of the state of Mississippi from 1900 to 1904 .

Early years and political advancement

Andrew Longino attended Mississippi College until 1875 . He then studied law at the University of Virginia until 1880 . Longino became a member of the Mississippi dominant Democratic Party . Between 1880 and 1884 he was a member of the Mississippi Senate and from 1888 to 1890 he was a federal attorney for the southern district of the state. Then he was a member of a law firm from 1894 to 1899. On November 7, 1899, he was elected the new governor of his state.

Mississippi Governor

Longino took up his new office on January 16, 1900. During his four-year tenure, the state's insurance laws were improved. At that time the historical archive of the state was established and the pre-election principle was introduced. In addition, a new penal institution was built and the foundation stone for a new government building ( State Capitol ) was laid. The constituencies in Mississippi were also reorganized. During his tenure, Governor Longino applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the US Senate in 1903 .

After his governorship ended, Longino worked as a lawyer in Jackson. In 1919 he reapplied for his party's nomination for governor. But he was defeated in the primary against Lee M. Russell . Then he withdrew from politics. Ex-Governor Longino died in February 1942. He had six children with his wife Marion Buckley.

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