George M. Young

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George Morley Young
George Morley Young
Chief Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
May 28, 1926 – May 27, 1932
Appointed by Assigned to court by operation of law
Preceded by Court created
Succeeded by William John Keefe
Member of the Board of General Appraisers
In office
May 24, 1924 – May 28, 1926
Appointed by Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by Eugene Gano Hay
Succeeded by Board abolished
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1913 – September 2, 1924
Preceded by Henry Thomas Helgesen
Succeeded by Thomas Hall
Personal details
Born (1870-12-11)December 11, 1870
Lakelet, Ontario
Died May 27, 1932(1932-05-27) (aged 61)
New York City
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Minnesota Law School LL.B.
Profession Judge

George Morley Young (December 11, 1870 – May 27, 1932) was a U.S. Representative from North Dakota and a Judge for the United States Customs Court.

Early life and education[edit]

Young was born on December 11, 1870, in Lakelet, Ontario. While he was a boy, his family moved to the United States and settled in St. Charles, Michigan. He attended the public schools and received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1894. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Valley City, North Dakota. He served as member of the board of aldermen for Valley City from 1898 to 1899. He served as member of the State House of Representatives of North Dakota from 1900 to 1902. He served in the North Dakota State Senate from 1904 to 1908 and was President pro Tempore during the entire term.[1][2]

Congressional service[edit]

Young was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, to September 2, 1924, when he resigned to accept a judicial position.[3]

Federal Judicial Service[edit]

On May 19, 1924, President Coolidge nominated Young to serve as a Member of the Board of General Appraisers, to the seat vacated by Eugene Gano Hay. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 23, 1924, and received his commission the following day. On May 28, 1926, he was transferred by operation of law to the newly created United States Customs Court. He served as Chief Judge in 1932 and served upon the court until his death. He was succeeded on the court by Judge William John Keefe.[4]


Young died on May 27, 1932, in New York City. He was interred in Woodbine Cemetery, Valley City, North Dakota.[5][6]



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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Thomas Helgesen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Hall