William A. Young Edit Profile
On maternal side great grandson of Marquis de la Coste, friend and compatriot of Lafayette. Educated St. Mary’s Academy.
Engaged in mercantile life. Became clerk of circuit and corporation courts of Norfolk for 6 years. Delegate to National Democratic Convention, 1892.
Identified with important industrial interests. Member Congress, 1897-1901, 2d Virginia district. Democrat. Introduced electric cars into Norfolk, which has since from little more than a village, become a busy progressive metropolis.
Originated project which converted a piece of wilderness into the beautiful Lafayette Park.
Member Congress, 1897-1901, 2d Va.