Augustus Young Edit Profile
He completed preparatory studies, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1810.
He began the practice of law in Stowe. Young moved to Craftsbury in 1812. He was state’s attorney for Orleans County, Vermont from 1824 to 1828.
Judge of probate in 1830 and 1831. And served in the Vermont State Senate from 1836 to 1838. Young was elected as a Whig candidate to the 27th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843.
He declined to be a candidate for renomination, resumed the practice of law, and engaged in literary pursuits. Young moved to St. Albans, and became assistant judge of the Franklin County Court from 1851 to 1854. In 1856, he was appointed State Naturalist due to his knowledge as a geologist and a mineralogist.
Young died in St. Albans on June 17, 1857. He is interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont.
He served as a United States Representative from Vermont, a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, state’s attorney for Orleans County, a judge of probate, and a member of the Vermont State Senate. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1821 until 1824, 1826, 1828 until 1830 and 1832.