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YOUNG, Clarence Clifton

YOUNG, Clarence Clifton

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives



YOUNG, Clarence Clifton, A Representative from Nevada; born in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., November 7, 1922; attended the public schools of his native city; B.A., University of Nevada in Reno, 1943; during the Second World War served in the United States Army ground forces from May 1943 to October 1946, with twenty months' overseas duty in the European Theater with the One Hundred and Third Infantry Division, and was discharged as a major; LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1949; was admitted to the Nevada bar in 1949 and commenced practice in Reno, Nev.; public administrator of Washoe County 1950-1952; State president of the Young Republicans of Nevada in 1952; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1950; delegate to each State convention since 1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1957); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956 but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; engaged in the practice of law in Reno; member, Nevada State senate, 1966-1980; president, National Wildlife Federation, 1981-1983; elected associate justice of the Nevada Supreme Court for the six-year term beginning January 1985, chief justice, 1989-1990; died on April 3, 2016, in Reno, Nev.

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External Research Collections

University of Nevada, Reno
Special Collections, University Library

Reno, NV
Papers: 1878-1995, 2.25 cubic feet. The collection consists of materials related to C. Clifton Young's family, and in particular, his mother and father, Florence and Clarence L. Young; his maternal grandfather, Peter Anker; and Justice C. Clifton Young. The bulk of the papers on C. Clifton Young relate to his career in the Nevada bench and bar. There are articles and handbooks about the Nevada court system, a Washoe County Bar directory, and State Bar of Nevada convention binder. Several folders contain articles and brochures about the Sagebrush Rebellion. C. Clifton Young has done significant work on the family genealogy of both the Young and Anker families and the results are part of this collection. Other family materials include correspondence to and from C. Clifton Young and speeches he wrote as a student. Related to his speaking engagements are several books and pamphlets on speaking humor and anecdotes.
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