Profession: Diplomat and Industrialist
Why Famous: Young chaired a committee which authored 1929's Young Plan, a program for settlement of German reparations after World War I.
In his business career, Young Founded the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) as a subsidiary of General Electric in 1919, becoming its first chairman.
- 1898-06-13 US diplomat Owen D. Young weds Josephine Sheldon Edmonds in Southbridge, Massachusetts
- 1929-08-31 Committee chaired by Owen D. Young finalizes the "Young Plan" to reduce German reparations from World War I to 112 billion Gold Marks ($US8 billion) paid over 59 years