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Young, George

(1870–1935) bibliophile, book collector; born near South Boston, Va. A son of former slaves, he worked for many years as a pullman porter—collecting, in his travels, a library of 9,000 books related to black history and culture (now in the New York Public Library).
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Sir George Young and his brothers James and Albert.
It would appear from the official account that they were threading their way down through those dangers from the closing in of twilight until two o'clock in the morning, or later, because the rescuing party from Chamonix reached the Grand Mulets about three in the morning and moved thence toward the scene of the disaster under the leadership of Sir George Young, "who had only just arrived.
Sir George Young tarried there but a few minutes, and then began the long and troublesome descent from the cabin to Chamonix.
Tory constitutional affairs spokesman Sir George Young said: "If you are going to have devolution, you have to accept there will be differences between the parts of the UK.
Simon answers to Corky when with the luvvies in the theatre and that's the same nickname as another great Rangers centre-half, George Young.
Palladon president George Young said "The arrangement with Luxor brings to the project a committed partner with substantial financial resources and will enhance our ability to move the project forward expeditiously and achieve our near-term cash flow goals.
Ten-month-old George Young is winning his battle for life in Newcastle's General Hospital.
Modern-day favourites such as Ally McCoist, David Cooper and Richard Gough will feature against famous names from the past like John Greig, Willie Henderson and George Young.
The short-term significant gain realized from the lease sale, and our joint venture with JMG, represent our ability to acquire and move forward with valuable projects in ways that are in addition to our own operations activities," said George Young, President of Fellows Energy.
This is tiny George Young who is battling to beat a rare disease affecting just five children worldwide.
Likely to go after the May 7 council elections are Stephen Dorrell, ex- party chairman Brian Mawhinney, Sir George Young and Alastair Goodlad.
Fellows president George Young said: "The strategic venture with JMG, JED Oil and Enterra marks a significant achievement for Fellows.