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Stephen Marvin YOUNG

(1889-1984)
Senate Years of Service:
1959-1971
Party:
Democrat

YOUNG, Stephen Marvin, a Representative and a Senator from Ohio; born on a farm near Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, May 4, 1889; attended the public schools and Kenyon and Adelbert Colleges; graduated from the law department of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1911; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Norwalk, Ohio; member, State house of representatives 1913-1917; assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County 1917-1918; served as a private in Company F, Third Ohio Infantry, on the Mexican border in 1916, and during the First World War served in the Field Artillery; chief assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County 1919-1920; unsuccessful candidate for attorney general in 1922; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the gubernatorial nomination in 1930; member of the Ohio Commission on Unemployment Insurance 1931-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the gubernatorial nomination; special counsel to the attorney general of Ohio 1937-1939; elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; during the Second World War was commissioned a major in the United States Army in 1943, served in North Africa and Italy, and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1946; resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.; elected to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; in 1956 was defeated for attorney general of Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958; reelected in 1964 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1971; was not a candidate for reelection in 1970; was a resident of Washington, D.C., at the time of his death on December 1, 1984; interment in Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

Bibliography

Young, Stephen M. Tales Out of Congress. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1964.

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

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