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YOUNG (Soundex Y520) — See also DEYOUNG, GUYON, YANG, YENGE, YEUNG, YING, YONGE, YONGUE, YOUN, YOUNG-FOLEY, YOUNGBERG, YOUNGDAHL, YOUNGER, YOUNGERS, YOUNGES, YOUNGGREN, YOUNGHANS, YOUNGLOOD, YOUNGLOVE, YOUNGMAN, YOUNGS, YOUNGUE, YOUNGUIST.

  Young, O. E. — of Lamar County, Ala. Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Lamar County, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Obie H. — of Dunbar, Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Postmaster at Dunbar, W.Va., 1954-63. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Odus G. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1888; member of Missouri state senate 5th District, 1897-1900. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Olin See Horace Olin Young
  Young, Oscar L. — of Laconia, Belknap County, N.H. New Hampshire state attorney general, 1918-23. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Otto J. — Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Owen Daniel (1874-1962) — also known as Owen D. Young — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Van Hornesville, Herkimer County, N.Y., October 27, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; financier; industrialist; chairman, General Electric, 1922-39 and 1942-45; founded Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and was chairman 1919-29; one of the founders of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC); author of the "Young Plan" in 1929 for settlement of German war reparations; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., July 11, 1962 (age 87 years, 257 days). Interment at Van Hornesville Cemetery, Van Hornesville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Smith Young and Ida (Brandow) Young; married, June 30, 1898, to Josephine Sheldon Edmonds (1870-1935); married, February 21, 1937, to Louise (Powis) Clark (1887-1965); father of Philip Young (1910-1987).
  The Owen D. Young Central School, in Van Hornesville, New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Young, P. S., Jr. — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Paul — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Young, Paul — of California. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 20th District, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Young, Paul J. — of Colton, San Bernardino County, Calif. Mayor of Colton, Calif., 1953-54. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Paul R. — of Maine. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Young, Pearce — of Napa, Napa County, Calif. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Young, Peter — Member of New York state assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1829. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Peter — of Sussex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1832-33, 1846-47. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Phil — of Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minn. Mayor of Eden Prairie, Minn.; elected 2006. Still living as of 2006.
  Young, Philip — of Camden County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Camden County, 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Philip (1910-1987) — of New York; Great Falls, Fairfax County, Va. Born in Lexington, Middlesex County, Mass., May 9, 1910. Republican. Economist; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; business executive; dean of the Columbia University business school, 1948-53; chair, U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1953-57; U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1957-60. Died, from a heart attack, in Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Arlington County, Va., January 15, 1987 (age 76 years, 251 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josephine Sheldon (Edmonds) Young (1870-1935) and Owen Daniel Young (1874-1962); married, August 15, 1931, to Faith Adams; married, February 14, 1964, to Esther Sarah (Whitney) Fairey; married, November 20, 1982, to Diana (Morgan) Laylin.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Young, Phyllis See C. Phyllis Young
  Young, Pierce Manning Butler (1836-1896) — also known as Pierce M. B. Young — of Cartersville, Bartow County, Ga. Born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., November 15, 1836. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1868-69, 1870-75 (6th District 1868-69, 7th District 1870-75); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1876 (member, Credentials Committee), 1880 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Consul General in SAINT Petersburg, 1885-86; U.S. Minister to Guatemala, 1893-96; Honduras, 1893-96. Died in Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York County, N.Y., July 6, 1896 (age 59 years, 234 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Young, Porter — of Great Bend, Barton County, Kan. Republican. Postmaster at Great Bend, Kan., 1921-30 (acting, 1921). Burial location unknown.
  Young, R. A. — of Alton, Oregon County, Mo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912; chair of Oregon County Democratic Party, 1921. Burial location unknown.
  Young, R. A. — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, R. A., Jr. — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952, 1956, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, R. C. — of Michigan. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Young, R. H. — of Parma, Canyon County, Idaho. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1948, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, R. O. — of Chariton County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Chariton County, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Young, R. S. — of Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Railroad: See Robert Ralph Young
  Young, Ralph — of Iowa. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 7th District, 1950, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Ralph H. (1889-1962) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., December 17, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; athletic coach; Michigan State College athletic director; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1957-62; died in office 1962. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Rotary; Phi Gamma Delta. Elected to Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Died in East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., January 23, 1962 (age 72 years, 37 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Young, Mrs. Ray D. — of Devils Lake, Ramsey County, N.Dak. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Raymon — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Democrat. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Young, Richard — of Morton, Delaware County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Richard (1846-1935) — of Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Londonderry, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), August 6, 1846. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1909-11. Died in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 9, 1935 (age 88 years, 307 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Young, Richard — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 4th District, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Richard Arthur (b. 1927) — also known as Richard A. Young — of Dearborn Heights, Wayne County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 16, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; university professor; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1965-94 (33rd District 1965-72, 32nd District 1973-92, 16th District 1993-94). Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Association of University Professors; Elks; Alpha Kappa Psi; Delta Theta Pi. Still living as of 1994.
  Young, Richard L. (b. 1923) — also known as Dick Young — of Buckhannon, Upshur County, W.Va. Born in Grafton, Taylor County, W.Va., March 26, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; school teacher; restaurant owner; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Upshur County, 1953-58; resigned 1958; defeated, 1962. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; National Education Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Moose. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Richard Montgomery (1798-1861) — also known as Richard M. Young — of Jonesboro, Union County, Ill.; Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Fayette County, Ky., February 20, 1798. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1820-22; circuit judge in Illinois, 1825-37; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1828; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1837-43; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1843-47. Died in Washington, D.C., November 28, 1861 (age 63 years, 281 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Young, Rifkin — Natural Law candidate for U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Young, Riley S. — of Darien, Walworth County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Walworth County, 1917-22. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Riley W. — of Yuba City, Sutter County, Calif. Mayor of Yuba City, Calif., 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert — U.S. Consul in Havana, 1802-05. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1952 (Wayne County 1st District), 1956 (Wayne County 12th District), 1958 (Wayne County 12th District). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Young, Robert See J. Robert Young
  Young, Robert Anton III (1923-2007) — also known as Robert A. Young III — of St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; pipefitter; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis County 1st District, 1957-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960, 1964; member of Missouri state senate, 1963-77; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1977-87; defeated, 1986. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions; Knights of Columbus; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets. Died, of liver failure, in St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo., October 17, 2007 (age 83 years, 324 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Jennings, Mo.
  Relatives: Married, November 27, 1947, to Irene Slawson.
  The Robert A. Young Federal Building (built 1931 as St. Louis Mart & Terminal Warehouse; acquired by U.S. Army 1941; converted to civilian federal agency offices 1961; given current name 1988), in SAINT Louis, Missouri, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Young, Robert B., Jr. — U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1945-47. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert C. — of Hillsdale County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1927; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Hillsdale County, 1942. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert Cushman (b. 1855) — also known as Robert C. Young — of Orwell, Addison County, Vt. Born in Orwell, Addison County, Vt., April 29, 1855. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Orwell, 1910. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert D. (b. 1934) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw County, Mich., March 7, 1934. Republican. Farmer; builder; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1971-74 (84th District 1971-72, 86th District 1973-74); member of Michigan state senate 35th District, 1975-82; defeated, 1982. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Jaycees; Farm Bureau. Still living as of 1982.
  Young, Robert Ellis — of Carthage, Jasper County, Mo. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jasper County 1st District; elected 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Young, Robert I. — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1922; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1942. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert K. — of Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1912; Pennsylvania state auditor general, 1907-10; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1913-17. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert L. — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 2nd District, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert N. — of West Plains, Howell County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Howell County Democratic Party, 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Robert Preston, Jr. (b. 1951) — also known as Robert P. Young, Jr. — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, June 13, 1951. Republican. Lawyer; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1995-98; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1998-; appointed 1998; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 2011-. African ancestry. Member, Federalist Society. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Hotchkiss.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Young, Robert Ralph (1897-1958) — also known as Robert R. Young; "Railroad Young"; "Populist of Wall Street"; "The Daring Young Man of Wall Street"; "Maverick of Wall Street" — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Born in Canadian, Hemphill County, Tex., February 14, 1897. Republican. Stockbroker; financier; assistant treasurer of General Motors; predicted the 1929 stock market crash, and profited by selling stocks short; chairman of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, and later the New York Central Railroads; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1944. Presbyterian. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., January 25, 1958 (age 60 years, 345 days). Interment at St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery, Portsmouth, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of David John Young (1865-1927) and Mary Arabella (Moody) Young (1869-1910); married, April 27, 1916, to Anita Ten Eyck O'Keeffe (1892-1985; sister of artist Georgia O'Keeffe); father of Eleanor Jane 'Cookie' Young (1918-1941; famed socialite and 'Glamour Girl', killed in plane crash).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Young, Robin — of Roanoke, Denton County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Young, Roger A. — of Milwaukee County, Wis. Republican. Candidate for Wisconsin state senate 7th District, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Young, Ronald E. — of Ohio. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Young, Ronald N. (b. 1940) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md. Born in 1940. Democrat. Mayor of Frederick, Md., 1974-90; defeated, 2005. Still living as of 2005.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Young, Roseann — of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Young, Russell A. — of Chenango County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Chenango County, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Russell K. — of Anchorage, Alaska. Democrat. Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1955-58. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Young, Ruth See Ruth Young Velson
  Young, Ruth Comfort Mitchell — also known as Ruth Comfort Young — of Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1940. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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