Long, Hon. John Davis (Buckfield, Maine, October 27, 1838--August 28, 1915, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1915). Harvard, A.B. 1857; L.L.D. 1880. He was Governor of Massachusetts, 1880-1883, and Secretary of the Navy, 1897-1902. A member of the First Parish (Unitarian) in Hingham, he wrote one hymn beginning "The evening winds begin to blow" which was included in The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914, but which has not passed into other books.
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