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Augustus YOUNG


YOUNG, Augustus, a Representative from Vermont; born in Arlington, Bennington County, Vt., March 20, 1784; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Stowe, Vt.; moved to Craftsbury, Vt., in 1812; member of the State house of representatives 1821-1824, 1826, 1828-1830, and 1832; State’s attorney for Orleans County 1824-1828; judge of probate in 1830 and 1831; served in the State senate 1836-1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842; resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits; moved to St. Albans in 1847; assistant judge of the Franklin County Court 1851-1854; died in St. Albans, Vt., June 17, 1857; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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