YOUNG, Hiram Casey (1828-1899)

YOUNG, HIRAM CASEY, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., December 14, 1828; moved with his parents to a farm near Byhalia, Marshall County, Miss., in 1838; attended the local schools and was tutored by his father and also attended Marshall Institute in Marshall County, Miss.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Memphis, Tenn.; served in the Civil War 1861-1865 as lieutenant colonel of Cavalry and on the brigade staff; Assistant Inspector General, First Division of Cavalry, in 1864; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; died in Memphis, Tenn., August 17, 1899; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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Papers: 1876, 1 item.
A letter from Hiram Casey Young to the President written on August 8, 1876. In the letter, Hiram Young recommends Edmund Dillabunty Baxter as a U. S. Circuit Judge.

  • Young, Hiram Casey. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1884.
  • ------. Mexican war pensions. Speech of Hon. Casey Young, of Tennessee, in the House of Representatives, Saturday, July 5, 1884. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884].
  • ------. Public building at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Speech of Hon. Casey Young, of Tennessee, in the House of Representatives, Thursday, April 10, 1884. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1884.