Owen D. Young Collection

Owen D. Young Collection

Collection Number: 
87
Collection Length: 
500.00ft
Period: 
1874 to 1962
Finding Aid: 

Owen D. Young was born on October 27, 1874 in VanHornesville, New York, educated at St. Lawrence University and Boston University. He died July 11, 1962 in St. Augustine and is buried in VanHornesville, New York . The Young collection documents five decades of national and international business and political history, including the post World War I reparation period which saw Young as the key figure in the Dawes Plan of 1924 and the Young Plan of 1929 with its provisions for the still existing Bank of International Settlements. The collection chronicles Young's leadership as chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, creator of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), Vice President and Chairman of General Electric, as well as his progressive role in labor relationship, education and agriculture. The collection reflects Young's career as a lawyer, diplomat, humanist, bibliophile and as a leader in business and industry. Owen D. Young served as Trustee of St. Lawrence University from 1912-1934