|Was|| Lawyer |
|From||United States of America|
|Birth|| 4 August 1916 |
|Death|| 24 April 2015 |
(aged 98 years)
George Cressler Young (né Jung; August 4, 1916 – April 24, 2015) was an American lawyer and judge. He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Young was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1938 and his LL.B from the University of Florida College of Law in 1940. Young was in private practice in Winter Haven, Florida from 1941 to 1942 and was a U.S. Navy lieutenant from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. Young was in private practice in Miami from 1947 to 1948. He was administrative assistant to U.S. Representative and later U.S. Senator George Smathers from 1948 to 1951. Young was in private practice in Jacksonville from 1951 to 1961.
President John F. Kennedy nominated Young to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, to the seat vacated by George W. Whitehurst. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1961, he received commission on September 18, 1961. Young was reassigned to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on October 29, 1962. He served as chief judge from 1973 to 1981 and assumed senior status on October 19, 1981. He died of a heart attack in 2015.