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January 2000, Volume 12, Number I

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Ira Long:
Working Hard for his Native County

Ira Long

by Su Clauson-Wicker

    Ira Long started his working life at 16 picking coal out of Brush Mountain’s Hoge Mine during the Depression. "It was hard work, but I didn’t know anything else," he says.

      Last month, as he retired from public service, the Montgomery County Public Service Authority (PSA) and the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed 18 resolutions thanking him for everything from 16 years on the county board of supervisors (two terms as chairman and two as vice chairman) and 16 years on the PSA (nine years as chairman) to his efforts in creating the Huckleberry Trail, completing numerous water and sewer projects, and obtaining the funding to make the PSA financially independent.

    

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