YOUNG, John Andrew, a Representative from Texas; born in Corpus Christi, Nueces County,
Tex., November 10, 1916; attended the Incarnate Word Academy and Corpus Christi
College-Academy; B.A., St. Edwards University, Austin, Tex., 1937; L.L.B.,
University of Texas School of Law, 1940; lawyer, private practice; United
States Navy, 1941-1945; assistant county attorney, Nueces County, Tex., 1946;
assistant district attorney, Nueces County, Tex., 1947-1950; county attorney,
Nueces County, Tex., 1951-1952; county judge, Nueces County, Tex., 1953-1956;
elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the ten succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1957-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to
the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978; consultant; died on January 22, 2002, in
Arlington, Va.; interment in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: John Young, Democratic Representative from
Texas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.