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James Rankin Young

James Rankin Young, American congressman. member 55th to 57th Congresses (1897-1903), 4th Pennsylvania District.

Background

  • Young, James Rankin was born on March 10, 1847 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Rankin and Eliza (Russell) Young.

  • Education

    • Educated Philadelphia public schools.

    Career

    • Private 32d Pennsylvania Infantry in Gettysburg campaign. Made tour of Southern States at close of Civil War for New York Tribune. Was its chief Washington correspondent, 1866-1870.

      Chief executive clerk, United States Senate, 1873-1879, and 1883-1892. Chief clerk Department of Justice, 1881-1883. One of founders Philadelphia Evening Star and its Washington correspondent for 30 years.

      Member 55th to 57th Congresses (1897-1903), 4th Pennsylvania District. Superintendent dead letter office Post Office Department, 1905-1913. Superintendent of the Postal Savings Depository, Philadelphia Postoffice, 1913-1915.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 55th to 57th Congresses (1897-1903), 4th Pennsylvania District.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Barclay, 1874.
    • father: George Rankin Young
    • mother: Eliza (Russell) Young
    • spouse: Mary Barclay
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    Born March 10, 1847
    Died December 18, 1924
    (aged 77)
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