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Edward Lunn Young

American politician

Edward Lunn Young (September 7, 1920 – May 9, 2017) was a Republican U.S. Representative from South Carolina. He served in the House from January 3, 1973 through January 3, 1975. Young was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1978, but lost to Democratic State Senator Richard Riley. He ran again for Governor, but lost in the Republican primaries to John Light Napier. After his 1980 defeat, Young retired from politics.

Edward Lunn Young
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byJohn L. McMillan
Succeeded byJohn Jenrette
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Florence County
In office
1958–1960
Personal details
Born(1920-09-07)September 7, 1920
Florence, South Carolina
DiedMay 9, 2017(2017-05-09) (aged 96)
Florence, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic (until the 1960s)
Republican (1960s onward)
Alma materClemson College
AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal with nine Oak Leaf Clusters
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army Air Corps
United States Army Reserves
Years of service1941–1946
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Major

Young died in his sleep on May 9, 2017 at his home in Florence, South Carolina, aged 96.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lloyd, Joshua (May 10, 2017). "Former Congressman Ed Young dies at age 96". The States. Retrieved May 10, 2017.

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