YOUNG, Stephen Marvin

1889–1984

Biography

YOUNG, Stephen Marvin, a Representative and a Senator from Ohio; born on a farm near Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, May 4, 1889; attended the public schools and Kenyon and Adelbert Colleges; graduated from the law department of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1911; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Norwalk, Ohio; member, State house of representatives 1913-1917; assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County 1917-1918; served as a private in Company F, Third Ohio Infantry, on the Mexican border in 1916, and during the First World War served in the Field Artillery; chief assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County 1919-1920; unsuccessful candidate for attorney general in 1922; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the gubernatorial nomination in 1930; member of the Ohio Commission on Unemployment Insurance 1931-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the gubernatorial nomination; special counsel to the attorney general of Ohio 1937-1939; elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; during the Second World War was commissioned a major in the United States Army in 1943, served in North Africa and Italy, and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1946; resumed the practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.; elected to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; in 1956 was defeated for attorney general of Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958; reelected in 1964 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1971; was not a candidate for reelection in 1970; was a resident of Washington, D.C., at the time of his death on December 1, 1984; interment in Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

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

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External Research Collections

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library

College Park, MD
Papers: 2 audiotapes (1964, 1970) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: Miscellaneous items and photographs in various collections including Young's newsletters in Ralph C. Simon papers, 1963-1974. Finding aid.

Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, OH
Papers: 1916-1971 (bulk 1958-1971). 70.6 linear feet. Papers and correspondence relating to his congressional service, including constituent correspondence, articles, speeches, foreign trip files, voting records, newsletter "Straight from Washington," newspaper clippings, photographs, and transcripts of interviews (1963-1964) by Paul Kresh. Topics include Vietnam, Kent State, the Cold War, the "Wetterman case," and the "General Edwin Walker case." Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in Cyrus Eaton papers, 1901-1978; Florence Ellinwood Allen papers, 1856-1967; Robert Johns Bulkley papers, 1886-1967; Harry Lloyd Eastman papers, 1917-1967; and Ray T. Miller papers, 1906-1966. Finding aid.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Young, Stephen M. Tales Out of Congress. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1964.

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