Honourable James Young 1835-1913, The

Born in Galt, Young was educated locally, and from 1853-63 was editor and publisher of the Dumfries Reformer. From 1867-78 he represented South Waterloo in the Canadian parliament, and from 1879-86 was member for North Brant in the Ontario legislature. Appointed provincial treasurer in 1883, he was compelled by illness to resign the post four months later, though he remained a member until 1886. A frequent speaker and writer on commercial affairs, Young was also a noted local historian. He published a number of books, including "Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries" and "Public Men and Public Life in Canada".


On the grounds of Central Presbyterian Church, of which he was an active member, Queen's Square, Main Street, Cambridge

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Municipality: City of Cambridge