Andrew H. Longino

Andrew H. Longino
35th Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 16, 1900  January 19, 1904
Lieutenant James T. Harrison
Preceded by Anselm J. McLaurin
Succeeded by James K. Vardaman
Member of the Mississippi Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1854-05-16)May 16, 1854
Lawrence County, Mississippi
Died February 24, 1942(1942-02-24) (aged 87)
Jackson, Mississippi
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Marion Buckley
Profession Lawyer
Religion Baptist

Andrew Houston Longino (May 16, 1854 – February 24, 1942) was a Mississippi politician who served as a Democrat in the State Senate (1880–1884), the U.S. District Attorney's (1888–1890), and Governor's offices (1900–1904).

He was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi. He attained education at Mississippi College, where he graduated in 1875, and at the University of Virginia, where he earned a law degree in 1880.

During his term as governor, Longino began a campaign to attract new industry to the state and supervised the design and building of a new state capitol still in use today. Also of note, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History was created and a new penitentiary at Parchman Farm was constructed during his administration.[1]

It was Governor Longino who invited president Theodore Roosevelt to a bear hunt in the Mississippi Delta, which became later famous for coining the term teddy bear.[2]

Longino died at age 87 and was interred at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi.


  1. Sansing, David G. (January 2004). "Andrew Houston Longino Thirty-fifth Governor of Mississippi: 1900-1904". Mississippi History Now.
  2. Brinkley, Douglas (2001-05-05). "The Great Bear Hunt". National Geographic News.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anselm J. McLaurin
Governor of Mississippi
Succeeded by
James K. Vardaman

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