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YOUNG, Edward Lunn

YOUNG, Edward Lunn
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


YOUNG, Edward Lunn, A Representative from South Carolina; born in Florence, Florence County, S.C., September 7, 1920; attended the public schools; B.S., Clemson College, Clemson, S.C., 1941; United States Army Air Corps, fighter pilot in Southwest Pacific, 1942-1946; awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters; discharged as major in the Reserve; farmer; realator; member of the South Carolina state house of representatives, 1958-1960; delegate, South Carolina State Republican conventions, 1968, 1970; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974, and for election to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of South Carolina in 1978; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; died on May 9, 2017, in Florence, S.C.

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External Research Collections

Clemson University
Special Collections and Archives

Clemson, SC
Papers: ca. 1929-1980, 51.1 cubic feet. The records of Edward Lunn Youngontains consist of six series: Agricultural, Campaigns, Congressional, Newspaper clippings and Personal. The bulk of the collection, 1972-1980, documents Young's political campaigns and his term as a US Congressman, 1973-1974. Case work files are restricted. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Harry S. Dent Papers, ca. 1943-1987, 16 cubic feet. Subjects include Edward Lunn Young. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Strom Thurmond Executive Assistant Series, ca. 1937-1986, amount unknown. Other authors include Edward Lunn Young.
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