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Isaac Daniel Young

Politician. Republican. Born: March 29, 1849, Pleasantville, Iowa. Died: December 10, 1927. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District: March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1913.

Born March 29, 1849, near Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa, Young attended high school and Oskaloosa College in Iowa, and began teaching at the age of 15. He moved to Mitchell County, Kansas, in 1874 and settled on a homestead in Turkey Creek Township, where he farmed for eleven years. He also served as county superintendent of public instruction for four years after 1876 and was elected to a term in the state senate in 1884. Young moved to Beloit in 1885, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1889, and began a second four-year term in state senate in 1905. Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress in November 1910, Young served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1913, having been unsuccessful in his bid for reelection in 1912. Young returned to his Beloit practice in 1913, and died there on December 10, 1927.

Entry: Young, Isaac Daniel

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: July 2012

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