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William Albin YOUNG

(1860-1928)

YOUNG, William Albin, a Representative from Virginia; born in Norfolk, Va., May 17, 1860; attended the public schools and St. Mary’s Academy at Norfolk; studied law, but abandoned it before obtaining a license and devoted himself to mercantile pursuits; clerk of the circuit and corporation courts of the city of Norfolk for six years; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1897, to April 26, 1898, when he was succeeded by Richard A. Wise, who contested his election; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1899, to March 12, 1900, when he was again succeeded by Richard A. Wise, who contested his election; engaged in the real estate business at Norfolk, Va., where he died March 12, 1928; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

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