- Edward Lunn Young
Young was born in
Florence, South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson College (now Clemson University) in 1941. Not long after graduating, he joined the United States Army Air Corpsand served as a fighter pilot in the Pacific during the last part of World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)and the Air Medalwith nine oak leaf clusters.After World War II, he stayed in the reserves for one year and was discharged as a major. He then returned to Florence and worked as a farmer, real estate broker and businessman.
Young was elected to the
South Carolina House of Representativesas a Democrat from Marion County in 1958 and served one term. He became a Republican sometime in the early 1960s and was active in state Republican politics, attending the state Republican conventions of 1968 and 1970. He was also a delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention.
In 1972, Young won the Republican nomination for ushr|South Carolina|6, in the state's northeast corner. He expected to face 17-term incumbent
John L. McMillan(who lived in nearby Mullins in the general election. However, in a considerable upset, McMillan was defeated in the primary by a considerably more liberal Democrat, State Representative John Jenrette. Due to the gigantic Republican landslide of that year, Young won by over nine points, becoming the first Republican to represent this part of South Carolina, ever.
Young's tenure in Congress was short-lived, however. The Republican Party did not have strong roots in this part of the state at the time, so Young was particularly vulnerable in the 1974 elections, which saw a nationwide backlash against Republicans due to
Watergate. Jenrette sought a rematch against Young, and this time won by four points. Another rematch in 1976 resulted in Young being soundly defeated.
Young was the Republican candidate for Governor in 1978, but was soundly defeated by Democratic State Senator Dick Riley.When Jenrette was ensnared by
Abscamin 1980, Young jumped into the Republican primary, only to be soundly defeated by John Napier, who went on to defeat Jenrette in November.
After his 1980 defeat, Young retired from politics and still lives in Florence.
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