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Utah State Capitol

Brigadier General Richard W. Young

whiteheadyoungArtist: Earl Melvin Cummings
Date: 1922
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 20 x 21 x 11 inches
Collection: State of Utah Fine Art Collection/Utah Arts Council
Location: fourth floor, map item J

A grandson of Brigham Young, Richard was a teacher, and he was educated at the U.S. Military Academy and Columbia Law School. He worked as a prominent business lawyer in Utah, but his legal practice was interrupted twice by war. He organized the Armed Forces of Utah for the Spanish-American War and World War I. From 1899 to 1901, following the Spanish-American War, he served as a Supreme Court Justice in the Philippine Islands.

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