Pierce M. B. Young

Quill platform ID: p11349.

"(November 15, 1836 -- July 6, 1896) Pierce Manning Butler Young was a(n) soldier, general, farmer, public servant, commissioner, consul general, envoy, and American politician. Young was born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina and moved to Georgia in 1839. He served in the Confederate Army as a second lieutenant throughout the Civil War and was promoted to the rank of major general. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1872, 1876, and 1880), was appointed States commissioner to the Paris Exposition (1878), consul general at St. Petersburg, Russia (1885 - 1887), and envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Guatemala and Honduras by President Cleveland (1893 - 1896). Young was elected as a Democrat to the 40th Congress (July 25, 1868 - March 3, 1869). He presented credentials as a member-elect and house decided he was not entitled to a seat. He was elected to fill vacancy caused and was reelected to the 42nd and 43rd Congresses (December 22, 1870 - March 3, 1875), was not reelected. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=Y000048]"

Member of Georgia Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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