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George Cressler Young, American federal judge. Bar: Florida 1940.


Young, George Cressler was born on August 4, 1916 in Cincinnati. Son of George Philip and Gladys (Cressler) Young.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Florida, 1938;Bachelor of Laws, University Florida, 1940;postgraduate, Harvard Law School, 1947.


Practice in, Winter Haven, 1940-1941. Associate Smathers, Thompson, Maxwell & Dyer, Miami, 1947. Administrative, legislation assistant to Senator Smathers of Florida, 1948-1952.

Assistant United States attorney Jacksonville, 1952. Partner Knight, Kincaid, Young & Harris, 1953-1961. Judge United States District Court (southern and northern districts) Florida, 1961—1966, United States District Court (middle district) Florida, Orlando, 1962—1973, chief judge, 1973—1981, senior judge, since 1981.

Member committee on administration federal magistrates system Judicial Conference United States, 1973-1980.


  • Bar: Florida 1940.


Board of directors Jacksonville United Cerebral Palsy Association, 1953-1960. Served to Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Rollins College Alumni Association (president 1968-1969), American Bar Association (special committee for administration criminal justice), Florida Bar Association (governor 1960-1961), Jacksonville Bar Association (past president), Order of Coif, Florida Blue Key, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


Married Iris June Hart, October 6, 1951. Children: George Cressler, Barbara Annual.

George Philip Young

Gladys (Cressler) Young

Iris June Hart

George Cressler Young

Barbara Annual Young