Ralph "Sam" L. Young*

Ralph "Sam" L. Young*

donor plaque
Ralph

The late Ralph L. "Sam" Young was born in 1904 in Alexander, Kan. He graduated from Alexander High School and then went on to receive a bachelor of science from the University of Arkansas. He attended Washburn School of Law in 1928. He married Ada Andrews June 10, 1934. They lived in LaCrosse where he served as county attorney for several years before moving to Larned in the 1950s where they made their home for more than 40 years. Though he practiced law, Young's great love was the land that he owned and managed. His father homesteaded their land near Alexander and Young acquired his first piece of land there while still in high school. He continued to acquire farm and pasture land throughout his life. Washburn has received both gifts of his land and cash as well as a collection of fine china for the Mulvane Art Museum. The R.L. Young Scholarship Fund for Washburn Students has been established with preference for students coming from Rush and Ness counties. Mr. Young was a member of the President's Club, the Lincoln Society and the Whiting Society. He served the Washburn University Foundation as trustee from 1979 until his death on May 25, 2000.