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Biographical Review: Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York
Edward Young

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[This information is from pp. 38-39 of Biographical Review Volume XXXIII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899). It is in the collection of the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 920 BIO.]

Edward Young, one of Middleburg's literary men and the editor of the Middleburg Gazette, is a native of Prattsville, Greene County. He was born on January 6, 1848. His elementary education was obtained in the public schools, and subsequently he attended Roxbury Seminary, from which he was graduated. As editor of the Gazette he exercises a strong influence in moulding public opinion and in placing before the townspeople information which keeps them in touch with the most progressive thought of the day. The editorial columns of his paper are marked by vigorous and positive expression of opinion on all questions of national or local moment, as well as by cool and conservative criticism and level-headed judgment. He does considerable writing for other publications.

Thoroughly interested in the welfare of the town and believing that she needs the services of her best citizens in public life, he has freely given time and effort to serve her in many ways. For two years he was Town Clerk, and for twelve consecutive years, beginning in 1881, he was village Clerk. In 1889 he represented Schoharie County in the Assembly. He was one of the most ardent workers in securing the incorporation of the village, and also of the water company. Of the last named he is now one of the directors. He is a stockholder in the First National Bank, and since 1892 has been treasurer of Middleburg Academy. He is also a member of the Board of Education. In politics Mr. Young is a most loyal Democrat, and his party has chosen him as delegate to State and county conventions, and as a member of the county committee.

On November 15, 1893, Mr. Young was united in marriage with Inez Bouck, of Conesville, a daughter of James A. Bouck. He is a prominent Odd Fellow, and is at the present the District Deputy Grand Patriarch for the Schoharie district. Canton Young, of Schoharie, of which he is a member, is named for him.

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