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Young Republicans

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Young Republican National Federation
National ChairmanHayden Padgett
National Co-ChairmanCatherine Whiteford
FoundedApril 23, 1931; 93 years ago (1931-04-23)[1]
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Fiscal conservatism[3]
Social conservatism[4]
Mother partyRepublican Party
International affiliationInternational Young Democrat Union[5]

The Young Republican National Federation, commonly referred to as the Young Republicans or YRNF, is a 527 organization for members of the Republican Party of the United States between the ages of 18 and 40.[6] It has both a national organization and chapters in individual states.

Although frequently confused, the YRNF is separate from the College Republicans.

Young Republican clubs are both social and political in nature. Many of them sponsor various social events and networking events for members. In addition, Young Republican clubs assist Republican political candidates and causes.


Although Young Republican organizations existed as early as 1856 with the founding of the New York Young Republican Club,[7] the Young Republican National Federation was formed by George H. Olmsted at the urging of Herbert Hoover.[8] The YRNF was officially founded in 1931.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Cornell Daily Sun 23 April 1931 — The Cornell Daily Sun". The Cornell Daily Sun. 1931-04-23. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  2. ^ Paul Gottfried, Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right, p. 9, "Postwar conservatives set about creating their own synthesis of free-market capitalism, Christian morality, and the global struggle against Communism." (2009); Gottfried, Theologies and moral concern (1995) p. 12.
  3. ^ Kurth, James (2016). American Conservatism: NOMOS LVI. New York University Press. p. 48. ISBN 9781479812370.
  4. ^ "No Country for Old Social Conservatives?". thecrimson.com. Nair. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Members". 8 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Teen Republicans". NJYRF. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
  7. ^ "History".
  8. ^ Guernsey, JoAnn Bren (2010). Hillary Rodham Clinton : secretary of state. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-7613-5122-1.
  9. ^ Ernst, Howard R.; Sabato, Larry J. (2006). Encyclopedia of American political parties and elections (Updated ed.). New York: Facts On File. p. 497. ISBN 978-0-8160-5875-4.

Further reading[edit]

  • Jon Grinspan, "'Young Men for War': The Wide Awakes and Lincoln's 1860 Presidential Campaign," Journal of American History, vol. 96, no. 2, (Sept. 2009), pp. 357–378. In JSTOR
  • Each state can start their own Young Republican Federation. Additional reading for each state can be found on each states 'About Me' section. www.Iowayr.com/about

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