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Henry Edward Young (1831–1918)

Henry Edward Young was the son of Reverend Thomas John and Anna Rebecca Young. His father was the Assistant Minister of St. Michael’s Church in Charleston. He received the degree of Doctor Utricesque Juris from the University of Berlin, Prussia.

He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1855. He served as a Major in the Confederate Army and as Judge Advocate General of the Army of Northern Virginia on the staff of General Robert E. Lee.

Returning to his Charleston practice after the war, he was especially interested in raising the standards of the Bar and in improving the administration of Justice. In 1878, he was one of the lawyers who founded the American Bar Association. In 1889, he served as President of the South Carolina Bar Association. He retired from active practice in 1916, being, at that time, the oldest member of the Charleston Bar.