Robert A. Young

Robert Anton Young III ( born November 22, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri, † October 17, 2007 in St. Ann, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1977 and 1987 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Young attended schools in Vinita Park. In 1941, he graduated from Normandy High School in St. Louis. During the Second World War he served between 1943 and 1945 in the U.S. Army. After the war he began a career in politics as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1957 and 1961, Young was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Missouri before to 1976 he belonged to the state Senate in 1963. Between 1952 and 1976 he was a delegate to all the regional Democratic Party days; 1960 to 1992 he participated in nine Democratic National Conventions.

In the congressional elections of 1976, Young was the second electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James W. Symington on January 3, 1977. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1987 five legislative sessions. There he was a member of various committees, including the Committee on Science and Technology. In 1986, he defeated Republican Jack Buechner.

After retiring from Congress Robert Young remained interested in politics at the regional level. But he has not dressed Higher Offices. He died on 17 October 2007 in St. Ann. Already since 1988, carries a federal building in St. Louis as an appreciation of his merits the name " Robert A. Young Federal Building ".