Samuel H. Young

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Samuel H. Young
Samuel H. Young.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by Harold R. Collier
Succeeded by Abner J. Mikva
Personal details
Born Samuel Hollingsworth Young
(1922-12-26) December 26, 1922 (age 94)
Casey, Illinois
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Illinois
University of Illinois Law School

Samuel Hollingsworth Young (born December 26, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Casey, Illinois, Young graduated from Urbana High School, Urbana, Illinois in 1940. He received an LL.B. from the University of Illinois in 1947, and a J.D. from University of Illinois Law School in 1948.

Young served in the United States Army Paratroops from 1943 to 1946, and attained the rank of captain. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1948 and commenced practice in Chicago with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as a lawyer in private practice. From 1947 to 1948, Young was an instructor in economics at University of Illinois, and taught business finance at Northwestern University from 1949 to 1950.

Young served as Securities commissioner of Illinois from 1953 to 1955, and as assistant secretary of State from 1955 to 1957. He was financial vice president, secretary, and treasurer for a hospital supply company from 1965 to 1966. He also served as delegate to the Illinois State Republican conventions from 1951 to 1973.

Young was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974, and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976.

As of 2013 he is a resident of Glenview, Illinois, and Marco Island, Florida.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harold R. Collier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Abner J. Mikva