Biography of George U. Young
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GEORGE U. YOUNG was horn at Hamburg, Indiana, February 10, 1867, where his parents, John Alexander and Mary Wilson Young resided for many years. When he was thirteen years of age the family removed to Kansas. Mr. Young has been practically self educated, and at the age of fifteen began teaching school at his home in Kansas. Here, too, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1890. He came to Arizona shortly after and for three years was engaged in railroad c6nstruction, afterwards working as both fireman and engineer on the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. He was later elected principal of the schools of Williams, in which position he served four years and acquired the ownership of the "Williams News." He was also associated with Captain William O'Neill in the promotion of the Grand Canyon Railroad. O'Neill's death in Cuba left the entire responsibility of the western interests in the proposition upon Mr. Young, and it was through his efforts and sacrifices that the road was built. In 1903 he became actively interested in mining and has since done much towards the development of this one of Arizona's resources, and is at present President and General Manager of the Young Mines Company, Ltd., and the Madizelle Mining Company. For several years he was Territorial Secretary of Arizona. Mr. Young is prominently known throughout the entire State. In politics he is a Republican and takes an active part in the campaigns of his party. He has for some time been generally spoken of as the Progressive candidate for Governor at the coming election. From a legal, business and political standpoint, Mr. Young stands deservedly high in the esteem of his fellow citizens, and stands for pure religion without regard to sect or church. Mr. Young was married September 26, 1900, to Miss Mary E. Smith, of Williams, Arizona. They make their home in Phoenix.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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