Young, Pierce Manning Butler

Life Span
to
Full name
Pierce Manning Butler Young
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
West Point (US Military Academy)
Other
Other Education
Georgia Military Institute
Occupation
Politician
Military
Diplomat
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Diplomat
US House of Representatives
Military
Confederate Army

Pierce Manning Butler Young (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
YOUNG, Pierce Manning Butler, a Representative from Georgia; born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., on November 15, 1836; moved with his parents to Georgia in 1839; studied under private tutors and was graduated from Georgia Military Institute at Marietta in 1856; studied law; entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1857 and resigned two months before graduation to enter the Confederate Army as a second lieutenant; served throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of major general; settled in Cartersville, Ga., after the war and engaged in agricultural pursuits; upon the readmission of the State of Georgia to representation was elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 25, 1868, to March 3, 1869; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress, but the House decided he was not entitled to the seat; subsequently elected to fill the vacancy thus caused; reelected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses and served from December 22, 1870, to March 3, 1875; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872, 1876, and 1880; resumed agricultural pursuits; appointed United States commissioner to the Paris Exposition in 1878; consul general at St. Petersburg, Russia, 1885-1887; envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Guatemala and Honduras by appointment of President Grover Cleveland 1893-1896; died in the Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, July 6, 1896; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Ga.
“Young, Pierce Manning Butler,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=Y000048.
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