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Milton Young

Born: Dec 6, 1897

Death: May 31, 1983

Birthplace: Berlin

Nationality: United States

Milton Young

Date of Birth : Dec 6, 1897
Date of Death : May 31, 1983
Birth Place : Berlin

Milton Ruben Young was a United States politician, most notable for representing North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1945 until 1981. At the time of his retirement, he was the most senior Republican in the Senate. Young was born at Berlin, North Dakota, and graduated from LaMoure High School. He attended North Dakota State University and Graceland College. In 1919, he married Malinda Benson; they had three sons. Malinda died in 1969. Young later married Patricia Byrne, his secretary in the Senate, of Bowman, North Dakota. After college, Young returned home to operate his father's farm. Young became increasingly interested in politics during the depression and drought of the late 1920s and 1930s. He was active in community affairs, serving on the school, township, and county Agricultural Adjustment Act boards. He stood for election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1932; he won, and was then elected to the state Senate just two years later. Young was also one of the key persons in developing the Republican Organizing Committee in North Dakota during the 1940s. With the death of John Moses in 1945, Governor Fred G.


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