Memorials

JOHN C. YOUNGMAN

In The Court Of Common Pleas Of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania NO: 00-00113

IN RE: Appointment of a Committee to draft Resolution in the death of JOHN C. YOUNGMAN, ESQUIRE

RESOLUTION

TO THE HONORABLE JUDGES OF THE COURT:

On the 27 day of January 2000, the Honorable Clinton W. Smith, President Judge of the 29th Judicial District of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, appointed the undersigned Resolution Committee to draft a Resolution memorializing the life of JOHN CRAWFORD YOUNGMAN, and to submit the same to said Court on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 4:00 o'clock p.m.

The undersigned Committee therefore submits for Your Honorable Court's consideration the following Resolution:

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN, died on the 20th day of January, 2000, a resident of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, survived by his three (3) children, namely: JOHN CRAWFORD YOUNGMAN JR., CHARLES VAN PATTEN YOUNGMAN, and MARGARET YOUNGMAN HOLMAN, and seven (7) grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN was a lifelong resident of Lycoming County having been born to DR. CHARLES W. YOUNGMAN and MARGARET PORTER YOUNGMAN on January 25, 1903, at their home, corner of Sixth and Pine Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His sisters and brother all of whom have predeceased him were RACHEL HAYES YOUNGMAN, ELIZABETH LUDWIG YOUNGMAN, SARAH YOUNGMAN KEYSER, and DR. CHARLES L. YOUNGMAN.

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN, graduated from Williamsport High School in 1920; from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in 1924; and from Harvard Law School in 1927; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN, was admitted to the practice of law in 1927; to the United States District Court for the Middle District Of Pennsylvania in 1931; to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1932; to The Supreme Court of The United States in 1985; was District Attorney of Lycoming County in the years 1932 through 1935; and was President of the Lycoming Law Association in 1939. JOHN C. YOUNGMAN practiced law upon his admission with the Honorable Max L, Mitchell as his associate; formed the Law Firm of Candor, Youngman, Gibson in 1943 with John G. Candor, and Harry R. Gibson; was later joined by J. Neafie Mitchell and John C. Gault in the practice of law in 1946 and 1948 respectively; and with his son John C. Youngman, Jr. in 1959; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN began and led the fight for dikes in Williamsport in the beginning in the 1930's and continued until the same were completed in 1952; saving Williamsport from the ravage of flooding beginning in 1956, the Agnes Flood of 1972, the flooding of Hurricane Hazel in 1974, and the flooding of 1996; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN was inspired in the fight for levees for Williamsport by the loss of nine (9) of his relatives in the flooding of 1889 on Antes Creek; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN was an environmentalist who fought to clean up the pollution of the Susquehanna River basin; was a founding member and President of the Pennsylvania Sportsman Association; fought for the building and implementation of the Sewage Treatment System for Williamsport in the 1940's; was appointed as Chairman to the Williamsport Sanitary Authority in the 1940's; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN was instrumental in obtaining the Fluoridation of the Williamsport Water Supply and the immense improvement of the health of the citizens of Lycoming County who used the Williamsport Municipal Water Supply which perseveres to this day, thanks inter alia to the opinion and injunction granted by former Judge Thomas Wood to prevent the removal of fluoridation from the Williamsport Municipal Water Supply; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN was Chairman of the Community Chest Campaign for Lycoming County; was a fifty (50) year Mason; was a member of the Grays Run Club; and a member of the Ross Club; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN was a visionary who became a World Federalist at the end of World War II, which vision is still present today for what is now the coming together of the world economy. While the United Nations is a Confederation (somewhat tighter than the Confederation entered into by the Thirteen Colonies at the end of the Revolutionary War), it is not yet a federation with a comprehensive legal system for resolving disputes which all parties agree with and which has not only the appearance but the reality of delivering liberty and justice in the Resolution of' Dispute peaceably. Today the only ultimate way to resolve disputes (especially among the major powers) is the unacceptable alternative of Nuclear War. Achieving dispute resolution on a World level with Liberty and Justice For All was the vision of JOHN C. YOUNGMAN; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN was an ardent fly fisherman, who loved Antes Creek; teaching his children to fish; instituting the clean up of the highway along Antes Creek thirty (30) years before if became the practice of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN retired from the practice of law in 1991; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN is sadly missed by his family, his community, and the citizens of the greater Williamsport area; and

WHEREAS, JOHN C. YOUNGMAN continually brought smiles to those with whom he lived and was cared for in Manor Care Nursing Home and communicated with them his sense of humor.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we, the undersigned, joined in by the Lycoming County Bar, do hereby recognize the passing of JOHN C. YOUNGMAN, ESQUIRE and in said death, we shall remember his many contributions to the economic well being, safety and health of the citizens of Lycoming County.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that these Resolutions and statements be spread at length upon the Minutes of Your Honorable Court with copies thereof sent to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and be published in the Lycoming Reporter.

RESOLVED FINALLY, that this Court and the Lycoming Bar do hereby extend to JOHN C. YOUNGMAN'S descendants our deep and heartfelt expression of sympathy.

Respectfully submitted:

John C. Youngman, Jr., Esquire, Chairman
John C. Gault, Esquire
William E. Nichols, Esquire
The Honorable Thomas Wood, Esquire
The Honorable Thomas C. Raup, Esquire