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George Morley Young (December 11, 1870 – May 27, 1932) was a United States Representative from North Dakota and a Judge of the United States Customs Court.

George M. Young
Presiding Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
Preceded byIsrael F. Fischer
Succeeded byWilliam Josiah Tilson
Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
May 28, 1926 – May 27, 1932
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 44 Stat. 669
Succeeded byWilliam John Keefe
Member of the Board of General Appraisers
In office
May 24, 1924 – May 28, 1926
Appointed byCalvin Coolidge
Preceded byEugene Gano Hay
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1913 – September 2, 1924
Preceded byHenry Thomas Helgesen
Succeeded byThomas Hall
Personal details
George Morley Young

(1870-12-11)December 11, 1870
Lakelet, Ontario, Canada
DiedMay 27, 1932(1932-05-27) (aged 61)
New York City, New York
Resting placeWoodbine Cemetery
Valley City, North Dakota
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Minnesota Law School (LL.B.)

Early life and educationEdit

Young was born on December 11, 1870, in Lakelet, Ontario, Canada.[1] While he was a boy, his family moved to the United States and settled in St. Charles, Michigan.[2] He attended the public schools and received a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1894. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Valley City, North Dakota. He served as member of the board of aldermen for Valley City from 1898 to 1899. He served as member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1900 to 1902. He served in the North Dakota Senate from 1904 to 1908 and was President pro Tempore during the entire term.[1]

Congressional serviceEdit

Young was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives of the 63rd United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, to September 2, 1924, when he resigned to accept a judicial position.[2]

Federal Judicial ServiceEdit

Young was nominated by President Calvin Coolidge on May 19, 1924, to serve as a Member of the Board of General Appraisers, to the seat vacated by Member Eugene Gano Hay. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 23, 1924, and received his commission on May 24, 1924. Young was reassigned by operation of law to serve as an Associate Justice (Judge from June 17, 1930) of the United States Customs Court on May 28, 1926, to a new seat authorized by 44 Stat. 669. He served as Presiding Judge in 1932. His service terminated on May 27, 1932, due to his death in New York City, New York. He was succeeded by Judge William John Keefe.[1] He was interred in Woodbine Cemetery in Valley City.[2]


  1. ^ a b c George Morley Young at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c "George M. Young". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.