Clarence Clifton Young

C. Clifton Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
In office
January 3, 1953  January 3, 1957
Preceded by Walter S. Baring Jr.
Succeeded by Walter S. Baring Jr.
Member of the Nevada Senate
In office
Associate Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court (Seat D)
In office
Preceded by Noel E. Manoukian
Succeeded by Mark Gibbons
Personal details
Born (1922-11-07)November 7, 1922
Lovelock, Nevada
Died April 3, 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 93)
Reno, Nevada
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jane
Profession Attorney

Clarence Clifton "Cliff" Young (November 7, 1922 – April 3, 2016), known as C. Clifton Young, was a United States congressman from Nevada.

A Republican, Young was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the state's at-large district in 1952 and re-elected in 1954. He won the Republican nomination for United States Senate in 1956 but was defeated by incumbent Democrat Alan Bible in a close race.

Young later served in the Nevada Senate from 1966 to 1980 and on the Nevada Supreme Court from 1985 to 2002, including a stint as chief justice (1989–1990). Young also served as president of the National Wildlife Federation (1981–1983). He died in Reno, Nevada in 2016 at the age of 93.[1]


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter S. Baring Jr.
United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
Succeeded by
Walter S. Baring Jr.
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