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YOUNGER, Jesse Arthur

1893–1967

Biography

YOUNGER, Jesse Arthur, a Representative from California; born in Albany, Linn County, Oreg., April 11, 1893; moved to Kirkland, Wash., in 1904; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle in 1915 and served as graduate manager of athletics until 1917; during the First World War was called into Federal service in August 1917 with the Washington National Guard; served overseas for ten months with the Forty-eighth Coast Artillery Corps, and discharged as a captain in June 1919; officer and president of loan companies in Seattle, 1920-1934; appraiser with the Home Owners Loan Corporation, the Home Loan Bank Board, and Chief of the Savings and Loan Division of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board 1934-1937; moved to San Mateo, Calif., in 1937; executive vice president of Citizens Federal Savings & Loan Association in San Francisco 1937-1952; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his death in Washington, D.C., on June 20, 1967; interment in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.

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

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External Research Collections

Boston University
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Menachem Arnoni collection, 1961-1968, 23 linear feet. Correspondents include J. Arthur Younger.

Stanford University Libraries
Department of Special Collections

Stanford, CA
Papers: 1964-1968, 12 linear feet. The papers of Jesse Younger contain correspondence, documents, and printed reference materials which form a written record of Younger's career in Washington, D.C. from 1964 until his death in 1967 and the election of his successor. Covers almost every aspect of his life and duties as well as showing his constituents' reactions and opinions to most of the major and local issues of the period. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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