YOUNG, James Rankin

YOUNG, James Rankin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1847–1924

Biography

YOUNG, James Rankin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 10, 1847; attended the common schools and Philadelphia High School; enlisted in the Union Army in June 1863 in the Thirty-second Regiment, Pennyslvania Volunteer Infantry; one of the founders of the Philadelphia Evening Star in 1866; attended all Republican National Conventions 1864-1908; served as chief of the Washington bureau of the New York Tribune from June 1866 to December 1870; chief executive clerk of the United States Senate from December 1873 to March 1879; chief clerk of the Department of Justice from September 1882 to December 1883; again chief executive clerk of the United States Senate from December 1883 to April 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Fifty-seventh Congress); superintendent of the Dead Letter Office of the Post Office Department 1905-1913; superintendent of the postal savings depository in Philadelphia until 1915; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death December 18, 1924; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Young, James Rankin. History of our war with Spain, including battles on sea and land...to which is added a full account of the conquest of Spain in America, naval battles of the United States, etc., etc., by Hon. James Rankin Young in collaboration with J. Hampton Moore. Philadelphia, Pa.: National Publishing Co., [1898].

------. Reminiscences and thrilling stories of the war by returned heroes. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elliott Publishing Co., [1899].

------. Spanish-American war and battles in the Philippines. By Hon. James Rankin Young in collaboration with J. Hampton Moore. [N.p., 1899].

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