YOUNG, Milton Ruben (1897-1983)

YOUNG, MILTON RUBEN, a Senator from North Dakota; born in Berlin, La Moure County, N.Dak., on December 6, 1897; attended the public schools of La Moure County; attended the North Dakota State Agricultural College at Fargo, and Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Berlin, N.Dak.; elected to the North Dakota house of representatives in 1932; member, North Dakota senate 1934-1945; appointed on March 12, 1945, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Moses; subsequently elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, by special election, on June 25, 1946, to complete the six-year term ending January 3, 1951; reelected in 1950, 1956, 1962, 1968 and 1974 and served from March 12, 1945, to January 3, 1981; was not a candidate for renomination in 1980; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Ninety-sixth Congress; resided in Sun City, Ariz., until his death on May 31, 1983; interment at Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, N.Dak.

Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: 1967. 30 leaves. Topics include Senate Agriculture Committee, 1952 Republican campaign, Eisenhower's agricultural policy, and Ezra Taft Benson. Part of Eisenhower administration project. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce.

Dakota State University
Karl E. Mundt Library
Madison, SD
Oral History: August 4, 1972. 8 pages.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Abilene, KS
Oral History: 1967. 30 leaves. Furnished by Columbia University.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: July 18, 1978. 18 pages.

North Dakota State University
Institute for Regional Studies
Fargo, ND
Papers: 1956-1983. 23 items. Correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings. Also photographs, memorabilia, and correspondence in Harry Lashkowitz papers, 1912-1962.

State Historical Society of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND
Papers: Correspondence in Kenneth W. Simons papers, 1933-1951; J. Dexter Pierce papers, 1797-1945; and Republican party records, 1959-1982.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 15 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

University of North Dakota
Chester Fritz Library
Grand Forks, ND
Papers: 1945-1981. 1,000 feet. Correspondence, memoranda, legislative files, North Dakota files, political files, appointments files, projects files, public relations files, news clippings, press releases, voting records, audio and videotapes, and films. Topics include farm legislation, finance, foreign relations, John Birch Society, and Vietnam War. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in John O. Hjelle papers, 1945-1979.
Oral History: 18 hours.

  • Collin, Andrea Winkjer, and Richard E. Collin. Mr. Wheat: A Biography of U.S. Senator Milton R. Young. Bismarck, ND: Smoky Water Press, 2010.
  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses and Other Tributes in the Congress of the United States on the Life and Contributions of Milton R. Young. 98th Cong., 1st sess., 1983. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1983.