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James Allen Young

James Allen Young, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1960. Recipient Alumni award, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1964, Applause award, Cleveland Junior Chamber of Commerce-Junior League, 1976; Wolcott fellow, Washington University, 1958.


  • Young, James Allen was born on April 24, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of J. Otis and Gladys (Riffle) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1954. Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs, George Washington University, 1958. Juris Doctor, Case Western Reserve University, 1960.


    • Associate Hahn Loeser & Parks, Cleveland, 1960—1967, partner, since 1967. Director OLDCO Diversified, Inc., Garco Machinery, Inc., Cleveland. Editor in chief Case Western Reserve Law Review, 1959—1960.

      With United States Army, 1954-1956.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1960.


    God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The word of God can be discovered only through the Bible.


    Trustee, secretary Goodwill Industries, Cleveland, since 1974. President National Junior Tennis League, Incorporated, New York York City, 1975—1979. Founder, chairman board National Junior Tennis League Cleveland, since 1973.

    Vice chairman United States Tennis Association NJTL Committee, 1985—1987, chairman, since 1988. Trustee Ohio Wesleyan University, since 1972, vice chairman board, 1984—1986, chairman, since 1986. Founding trustee, board directors Shaker Schools Foundation, Cleveland, since 1982.

    Trustee Church Saviour, 1973—1983, since 1985. Chairman Church Saviour Foundation, since 1989. Trustee, secretary, vice president Ohio East area United Methodist Foundation, since 1986.

    Member advisory council Cleveland chapter "I Have a Dream" Foundation, since 1987. Member Citizens League Greater Cleveland, since 1970, Council Small Enterprises. Director Superannuates Fund Association North-East Ohio Annual Conference United Methodist Church, since 1987.

    Member Conference Board Chairman, since 1986. Board directors Austin Manor, since 1987. Founder, member Bishop Backers Cleveland, since 1986.

    Member of American Bar Association, United States Tennis Association (education and recreation tennis council since 1988, Junior tennis subcommittee since 1988), Growth Association Greater Cleveland, Order of Coif, Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni Association (national president 1970-1973), Ohio Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association (past chairman young lawyers section), Park East Racquet Club, Mid Day Club, University Club (Cleveland), Cleveland City Club, Play House Club, Masons Lodge, Omicron Delta Kappa.



    Tennis, reading, sports.


    • Married Sally Kimmel Young, October 23, 1954. Children: James A. Junior, Jeffrey, Karen, Gregory.
    • father: J. Otis Young
    • mother: Gladys (Riffle) Young
    • spouse: Sally Kimmel Young
    • children: James A. Junior Young
    • Jeffrey Young
    • Karen Young
    • Gregory Young
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    Born April 24, 1932