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Timothy Roberts YOUNG

(1811-1898)

YOUNG, Timothy Roberts, a Representative from Illinois; born in Dover, N.H., November 19, 1811; completed preparatory studies; attended Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy and was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1835; studied law in Dover, N.H., and was admitted to the bar; moved to Marshall, Ill., in the spring of 1838 and practiced law for ten years; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); moved to Mattoon, Ill., and became interested in the manufacture of plug tobacco, in which he continued for ten years; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Casey, Clark County, Ill.; died at Oilfield, near Casey, Ill., May 12, 1898; interment in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Ill.

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

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