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William T. Young

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Born Feb 15, 1918

William T. Young was an American businessman and major owner of thoroughbred racehorses. William T. Young attended the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Young graduated with high distinction in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. After a short employment with Bailey Meter in Cleveland, Ohio, he served as a captain in the United States Army from 1941-1945.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1918 Birth Born on February 15, 1918.

TWENTIES

1939 21 Years Old William T. Young attended the University of Kentucky where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Young graduated with high distinction in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.
1941 23 Years Old After a short employment with Bailey Meter in Cleveland, Ohio, he served as a captain in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945.
1946 28 Years Old After the War he was living in Philadelphia but in 1946 returned to his native Lexington where he founded W. T. Young Foods, Inc. that made "Big Top" brand peanut butter. … Read More

THIRTIES

1955 37 Years Old After he sold the company to Procter & Gamble in 1955, it was renamed Jif peanut butter.
1957 39 Years Old William Young continued to manage the peanut butter manufacturing operation for Procter & Gamble until 1957, at which time he founded W. T. Young Storage, Inc.

FORTIES

1966 48 Years Old William Young joined the board of directors of Royal Crown Cola and served as its chairman from 1966 to 1984. … Read More

FIFTIES

1972 54 Years Old In 1972 William Young established Overbrook Farm near Lexington, Kentucky.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1979 61 Years Old Through the 1960s and early 1970s, he served on the board of directors of Kentucky Fried Chicken with CEO John Y. Brown, Jr. When Brown was elected governor of Kentucky in December 1979, he chose Young as chairman of the executive cabinet. … Read More
1983 65 Years Old In 1983 he bred Storm Cat, the most important horse of his career.
1994 76 Years Old Storm Cat went on to become one of the world's highest priced sires and almost entirely responsible for William Young being voted the 1994 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder. … Read More
1996 78 Years Old Overbrook won the 1996 Kentucky Derby with the home-bred colt Grindstone and captured his second Breeders' Cup Juvenile that fall with Boston Harbor.
1999 81 Years Old In 1999 he won the 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic with Cat Thief. … Read More
2002 84 Years Old His wife, the former Lucy Hilton Maddox, died in 2002 and he died in 2004. … Read More
2004 86 Years Old Died on January 12, 2004.
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