Richard Young Edit Profile
He attended the public schools and graduated from Crittenden's Commercial College in Philadelphia.
He moved to Flatbush, New York (incorporated into Brooklyn City in 1894), in 1866 and engaged in an extensive leather trade in New York City. He also engaged in banking and business enterprises. Young was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1911).
He declined to be a candidate for re-election in 1910. Subsequently, he resumed his interest in the leather industry and continued in banking and in other business enterprises in Brooklyn. He resided in Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York, until his death on June 9, 1935.
He was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery.
He served as a member of the board of school commissioners of Brooklyn from 1895–1902, and as park commissioner for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in 1902 and 1903.
Married Harriet M. Wells, of Wellsville, Pennsylvania, 1873.