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Jesse Arthur Younger (April 11, 1893 – June 20, 1967) was a United States Representative from California. A member of the Republican Party, he was the first Representative from San Mateo County, California.

J. Arthur Younger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byAllan O. Hunter
Succeeded byDon Edwards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – June 20, 1967
Preceded byJohn J. McFall
Succeeded byPete McCloskey
Personal details
Jesse Arthur Younger

(1893-04-11)April 11, 1893
Albany, Oregon
DiedJune 20, 1967(1967-06-20) (aged 74)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceSan Mateo, California
Alma materUniversity of Washington
Military service
Branch/serviceWashington National Guard
Years of serviceAugust 1917-June 1919

Born in Albany, Oregon, Younger graduated from the University of Washington in 1915.

He was elected to Congress in 1952, where he served until his death from leukemia in Washington, D.C. in 1967. He defeated William Keller in 1962 to retain his seat.

A principal thoroughfare in San Mateo County, State Route 92, was named in Younger's honor, as the "J. Arthur Younger Freeway".

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "J. Arthur Younger (id: Y000060)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Allan O. Hunter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Don Edwards
Preceded by
John J. McFall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Pete McCloskey