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Young, James

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served with the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Married to Mary Barclay with four children.

He was a founder of the Philadelphia Evening Star in 1866. Washington bureau chief for the New York Tribune 1866-1870.

Chief executive clerk for the U. S. Senate 1873-1879 and 1883-1892. Chief clerk of the Department of Justice 1882-83.

Elected to Congress as a Republican serving 1897-1903. Superintendent of the Post Office Dead Letter Office 1905-1913. Superintedent of postal savings department until 1915.

Author of The United States Mint in Philadelphia (1903).

He died in Washington, D.C. and is buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Washington, D.C.


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    United States Mint at Philadelphia 1903

    United States Mint at Philadelphia

    Profile of the third United States Mint (on Spring Garden Street) in Philadelphia. Includes list of medals currently for sale by the Mint.

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