Francis E. Young
He was born on 28 September 1876 in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1954, he ran for Ohio's 21st congressional district. The district was evenly divided between African Americans, who were solidly Republican and whites, who were mostly Democrats. After winning a hard-fought Republican primary, the 78-year-old Young lost to Charles Vanik, a judge.
He died in 1958.
- "Three More Negroes May Win Congress Seats This November". Jet. Chicago. 1954-08-19. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
Aging Brown University graduate Francis Young, who worked 30 years in the post office and then began a political career, has the biggest task in stimulating Negroes to turn out in the polls.
- "22 Negroes Win Primary Nominations". Jet. Chicago. 1954-05-20. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
Young, active in civic affairs, will face Charles A. Vanik, a white municipal court judge, who edged out John Holly, founder of the Negro Future Outlook League, in the Democratic primary.
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