Fred Young (businessman)

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Fred M. Young, Jr.
ResidenceRacine, Wisconsin
Alma materCornell University
EmployerIndependent Investor
ChildrenAriel (Shibilski), Ryan

Fred Young is a retired businessman and conservative donor.

Education and career[edit]

Young earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1964, and an MBA and master's degree in engineering from Cornell in 1966.[1]

Young served as president and CEO of Young Radiator, a company founded by his father in 1927.[2] Young sold the company to MotivePower Industries in 1999, after which Young retired as CEO.[3]

Political activities[edit]

In 2012, Young donated $100,000 to The Club for Growth Action, a conservative Super PAC.[4] Young has supported other conservative groups and candidates, including Scott Walker. Young serves on the boards of the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation.[5] In 2013, Young filed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's campaign finance contribution limits.[6]


  1. ^ Gold, Lauren (12 November 2010). "$11M gift for Atacama telescope will help astronomers answer fundamental questions about galaxy, star formation". Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Inductee Highlight: Fred Young". Automotive Hall of Fame. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ Mullins, Robert (3 January 1999). "Young Radiator accesses capital as result of its sale". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ Golden, Kate (6 February 2012). "State has some ties to super PACs". Wisconsin State Journal. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  5. ^ Bice, Daniel (9 June 2013). "Proposal to double campaign donation limits gets an unlikely objector". Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  6. ^ Zambo, Kristen (6 June 2013). "Lawsuit filed on Racine man's behalf challenging campaign contribution limit". Racine Journal Times. Retrieved 20 December 2013.