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YOUNG, Ebenezer

1783–1851

Biography

YOUNG, Ebenezer, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Killingly, Windham County, Conn., on December 25, 1783; was graduated from Yale College in 1806; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Westfield (now Danielson), Conn.; engaged in the manufacture of cloth at East Killingly, Conn.; elected as a Federalist a member of the State house of representatives in 1810, 1811, 1816, and 1817; served in the State senate 1823-1825; again a member of the State house of representatives 1826-1828, serving as speaker in 1827 and 1828; elected to the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, and Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1835); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-second Congress); died in West Killingly, Conn., August 18, 1851; interment in Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, Conn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Papers: 1801-1814. Reminiscences and intermittent diary.

New London County Historical Society

New London, CT
Papers: 1819, 1 item. A writ of attachment on Philip Dean and Jesse Whipple, 1819 Sept. 20. The writ is on complaint of Luther Warren, also of Killingly, for one hundred dollars, signed by Ebenezer Young, J.P. On reverse is notice of attachment.
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