H. Edwin Young

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Hugh Edwin Young (May 3, 1917 – January 2, 2012) served as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1968 to 1977 and President of the University of Wisconsin System from 1977 to 1980.[1] An economist, Young graduated from the University of Maine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[2] As UW Chancellor, Young presided over a campus divided by the Vietnam War and student protests.[3] He was born in Bonne Bay,[4] Newfoundland (then British Dominion of Newfoundland) and moved to Maine with his family when he was 5.[5] Young died in Madison, Wisconsin after a stroke.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Young was married with five children and predeceased by his wife (d. 1993).


  1. ^ "H. Edwin Young, former chancellor, dies at 94 (Jan. 3, 2012)". News.wisc.edu. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ "H. Edwin Young, UW-Madison chancellor during Vietnam War era, dies at age 94". chicagotribune.com. Associated Press. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  3. ^ Deborah Ziff Wisconsin State Journal. "Edwin Young, UW-Madison chancellor during Vietnam era, dies at 94". TwinCities.com. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  4. ^ Shapiro, T. Rees (2012-01-13). "H. Edwin Young, University of Wisconsin chancellor, dies at 94". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_19677162
  6. ^ "Former UW-Madison chancellor Young dies at 94". Boston.com. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-08. [dead link]