Samuel Young (New York)

Samuel Young (New York)

Samuel Young (1779 Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - November 3, 1850 Ballston, Saratoga County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.


In 1813, he was Moderator of the Board of Supervisors of Saratoga County.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from the Eastern District from 1817 to 1821, and from the 4th District from 1835 to 1840 and from 1846 to 1847.

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1821.

In 1824 he was a candidate for Governor of New York, but lost to DeWitt Clinton.

In 1814-15 and 1826, he was Speaker of the New York State Assembly.

From 1833 to 1838, he was First Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions of Saratoga County.

He was Secretary of State of New York from 1842 to 1845.

He was buried at Briggs Cemetery in Ballston Spa, New York.


* [] Political Graveyard
*Jabez Delano Hammond: "The History of Political Parties in the State of New York" (Baltimore, 1850)
* [] "History of Saratoga County" by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester (1878)

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