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Source:
Portrait & Biographical Records
of Marion & Hardin Counties, Ohio
Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent
and Representative Citizens of the Counties
 Together with Biographies and Portraits of all the Presidents
of the United States
Chicago:
Chapman Publishing Co.
1895

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  HON. BOSTON G. YOUNG, a prominent attorney of Marion, has had an extensive and lucrative practice for many years, and is one of the recognized leaders of the Democratic party of the Thirteenth Congressional District.  In 1883 he was elected to the State Legislature, and was twice re-elected, serving altogether three successive terms, with honor both to himself and to his constituents.  His name has been frequently mentioned in the Democratic convention as a candidate for yet higher honors, and in the fall of 1894 he was tendered the nomination for Congress.  His well known ability and wide-spread popularity would have given him a place in the National House of Representatives had it not been for the great Republican landslide that swept the whole country and carried him, along with many others illustrious in his party, to defeat.  The victor, however, familiarity known as "Uncle" Stephen Harris, of Bucyrus, Ohio, received but a small majority, and the many friends of Mr. Young are not at all discouraged, but are more than ever determined to place him where they wish to see him eventually, high in the councils of the national.
    Mr. Young was born on a farm in Washington County, Pa., Feb. 2, 1850.  His father, Stewart Young, was born in County Tyrone, in the North of Ireland, and came to the United States when a young man.  He engaged in farming in Washington County, Ohio, whither he came in the early '50s, and some years later he went to Champaign County, Ill., where he is still living.  Boston was a mere lad when his parents moved to the Prairie State, and there he received the rudiments of an education in the country schools.  Subsequently he entered Grand Prairie Seminary, and when in his twenty-third year was enrolled as a student in the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware.
     In 1875 Mr. Young took up the study of law in the office of Hon. W. Z. Davis of Marion, and two years later was admitted to the Bar.  The same year he was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Marion County, and held the office for a few terms, giving ample proof of his ability and executive genius even thus early in his professional career.  From that time to the present his progress has been rapid and notable, and he is especially fortunate in having as his partner J. C. Johnson, who is also a man of unusual ability.  Although greatly engrossed with political interests, Mr. Young does not neglect the duties that rest upon him as a citizen, and is always active in the promotion of the community's best interests.  He is President of the Board of Education, and is a friend to good schools and advanced systems of teaching.
     In 1882 Mr. Young was united in marriage with Anna Irey, daughter of a prominent farmer of this county, and two children, a daughter and son, have come to brighten their home.  They are named Ethel and Hector, and are eleven and six years of age, respectively.  Mr. and Mrs. Young have hosts of sincere friends, and are highly esteemed by all who have the pleasure of their acquaintance.
Source: Portrait & Biographical Records of Marion & Hardin Counties, Ohio - 1895 - Page 320

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