William Singleton Young

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William Singleton Young (April 10, 1790 – September 20, 1827) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of Bryan Rust Young and uncle of John Young Brown.


Young was born near Bardstown, Kentucky. Although he initially studied medicine with a Dr. Bemiss, of Bloomfield, he graduated from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, with a law degree. He commenced practice in Bloomfield, Kentucky, and continued in this after moving to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 1814.

Young was elected to the Nineteenth Congress. He was reelected to the Twentieth Congress and served from March 4, 1825, until his death in Elizabethtown, on September 20, 1827, before the assembling of the Twentieth Congress. He was interred in Elizabethtown Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "William Singleton Young (id: Y000057)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip Thompson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1825 – September 20, 1827 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John Calhoon