Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-

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This series documents Young's one term as a U.S. Congressman 1973-1975. During his term in Washington, Young maintained a mobile office in his district. The files from this office have been added to the general subseries.

From the description of Congressional series, 1972-1974. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23984141

One of four sons, Ed was the only one who seriously followed his father and grandfather in the farming business. His father and grandfather farmed large acreage and owned Young Pedigreed Seed Farms. Large yields from their cotton crops brought good prices and provided pedigreed seed which they successfully marketed. Fred Young, in 1917, anticipating the emergence of the boll weevil problem, decided to purchase a pure-bred Jersey calf, the "gold cow." With considerable forethought he established an outstanding herd of Jerseys. By 1925 his herd achieved world fame for record butterfat producation. Ed grew up loving the farm and especially his Jersey herds. The Progressive Farmer, in 1970, named him Farmer of the Year in South Carolina. He is president of Coble Dairy Products, one of the largest farm cooperatives in the South.

From the description of Agricultural series, 1929-1956. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 26042688

After his election in 1972 and his two year term, 1973-1974, he was unsuccessful in his reelection bids in 1974 and 1976. Correspondence following these defeats include letters of appreciation and commiseration as well as fund raising efforts to retire campaign debts. In 1978 he ran for Governor of South Carolina against Democrat Richard Riley and was defeated. Again in 1980 Young sought the nomination of his party for the U.S. House seat and was defeated in the Republican primary by John Napier.

From the description of Campaign series, 1972-1980. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23984205

Fred Young, was a successful farmer in Florence county who switched to raising cattle from growing cotton in the 1920's. His son, Ed graduated from Clemson College in 1941, served in the Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; and returned to manage the family farm and related enterprises; elected to the US Congress in 1972, he served one term. Young continued to be active in South Carolina politics during the 1970's and 1980's.

From the description of Ed Young papers, 1929-1980, (bulk 1972-1980). (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 26108931

The films and tapes are advertizing for Young's campaigns.

From the description of Audio-visual series, 1970-1979. (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 26042411

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referencedIn Correspondence pertaining to the Hereford cattle breeding pursuits of the Edward L Young, Sr, and Harold Willoughby Makin families of Grandview, Missouri. Mid-Continent Public Library, Administrative Headquarters
creatorOf Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-. Campaign series, 1972-1980. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-. Newspaper clippings series, 1970-1980. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond executive assistant series, 1937-, bulk 1970-1986. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-. Ed Young papers, 1929-1980, (bulk 1972-1980). Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-. Audio-visual series, 1970-1979. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-. Personal series, 1972-1976. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-. Agricultural series, 1929-1956. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
creatorOf Young, Edward Lunn, 1920-. Congressional series, 1972-1974. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
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associatedWith Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith Jenrette, John W. person
associatedWith McMillan, John. person
associatedWith Napier, John. person
associatedWith Republican Party (S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
associatedWith Young, Fred Hart. person
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South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Carolina
Pee Dee Region (S.C.)
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Dairy products industry
Dairy cattle
Agriculture
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Birth 1920-09-07

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