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Virginia Garton Young, American writer, educator.


Young, Virginia Garton was born on January 16, 1919 in Mountain View, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Charles Clinton Young and Mattie Belle (Cartwright) Garton Young.


AB, Southern Missouri State University, 1939. Master of Library Science, University Oklahoma, 1940. HHD (honorary), Tarkio College, 1978.

HHD (honorary), University Missouri, 1982.


Member to past president Columbia Public Library. Board, Missouri, from 1953, Missouri State Library. Commission, 1956—1966.

Member advisory committee to United States Commissioner Education Library. Services branch Department of Health, 1960—1965. Member executive board National Book Committee, 1967—1974.

Trustee American Library. Paris, 1968—1973; member to past. chairman Missouri Coordinating Board Higher Education, 1974—1982. Member advisory committee White House Conference Library and Information Services, 1975—1979.

Mentor Association Governing Boards (higher education), 1977. Member advisory panel on governance Carnegie Foundation, 1980—1982. Consultant to workshop director Library.

Trustees and Library. Systems; guest lecturer Library. Schools Columbia University, Louisiana State University, University Missouri.

Past president to board member Friends University Missouri Library., from 1960. Delegate International Federation Library. Associations, from 1965.

Trustee Missouri Council Economic Education, from 1983.



Active member Defense Advisory Committee Women in Services. President Columbia League of Women Voters. Honorary commissioner Missouri American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

Active member United States Department Defense, 1963—1965. Vice chairman Citizens Advisory Committee Legislation Modernization, 1973—1975. Secretary Missouri Press-Bar Commission, from 1974.

Member of Missouri Library. Association (president 1967-1968, Meritorious Achievement award 1956), American Library. Trustee Association 1959-1961, American Library Association (honorary to trustee, citation of merit 1962).


Married Raymond Arthur Young, June 18, 1940. 1 child David Bruce.

Charles Clinton Young Young

Mattie Belle (Cartwright) Garton Young

Raymond Arthur Young

David Bruce Young