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The Honorable Anthony Young

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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
County Circuit Court Judge
State Representative

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/11/1948
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
County Circuit Court Judge
State Representative

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/11/1948
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Anthony L. Young was born on December 11, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from St. Rita High School, Young married and briefly attended several Chicago area colleges before joining the United States Air Force in 1970. During the next four years, Young attended Golden Gate University’s branch at Edwards Air Force Base, where Young was stationed. Graduating cum laude with his B.A. degree in business administration, Young returned to Chicago and enrolled at DePaul University College of Law. He graduated in 1977 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar that same year. Spending the next few years in private practice, Young participated in a Cook County program that appointed private counsel to serve as public defenders in cases, such as the trial of the Pontiac Prison inmates accused of murdering three guards. All defendants in this case were acquitted.

In 1984, Young was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. During his time there, he was a member of the Committees of Health Care, Educational Finance and Rules. For his second term, Young was appointed floor spokesman for the Democrats, and for his third term, he was appointed Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. During this time, Young mentored an ex-felon, giving him a job in his office. This man was future Representative Coy Pugh, who, thanks to Young’s guidance, would himself eventually serve in the Illinois General Assembly.

In 1992, Young left the Illinois General Assembly. He is currently a Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Domestic Relations Division. He and his wife, Darthula, are the parents of two children.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Anthony Young's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Anthony Young lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Anthony Young describes his family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Anthony Young describes his relationships with his parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Anthony Young talks about his childhood schooling experiences
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Anthony Young talks about attending St. Rita High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Anthony Young talks about attending Golden Gate University
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Anthony Young talks about Judge David H. Coar
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Anthony Young describes what influenced him to pursue a career in law and politics
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Anthony Young describes how he began his political career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Anthony Young talks about the contributions he made as an Illinois State Representative
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Anthony Young describes the challenges he faced as an Illinois State Representative
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Anthony Young considers how his experiences in high school prepared him for his political career
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Anthony Young talks about his greatest achievement as an Illinois State Representative
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Anthony Young compares local, state, and federal government
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Anthony Young talks about increasing political awareness and participation in the African American community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Anthony Young talks about education reform during his tenure as an Illinois State Representative, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Anthony Young talks about education reform during his tenure as an Illinois State Representative, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Anthony Young talks about the impact of Chicago's education reform, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Anthony Young talks about the impact of Chicago's education reform, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Anthony Young considers how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Anthony Young talks about being a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Anthony Young talks about his family and personal life
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Anthony Young shares the message he has for his children
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Anthony Young talks about his paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Anthony Young talks about his maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Anthony Young describes why his paternal grandparents fled the south and migrated to Chicago, Illinois