YOUNG, Hiram Casey, (1828 - 1899)


YOUNG, Hiram Casey, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., December 14, 1828; moved with his parents to a farm near Byhalia, Marshall County, Miss., in 1838; attended the local schools and was tutored by his father and also attended Marshall Institute in Marshall County, Miss.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Memphis, Tenn.; served in the Civil War 1861-1865 as lieutenant colonel of Cavalry and on the brigade staff; Assistant Inspector General, First Division of Cavalry, in 1864; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; died in Memphis, Tenn., August 17, 1899; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.