Clement Calhoun Young was born in New Hampshire on April 28, 1869, and moved to
California with his family the following year. He taught at Lowell High School in San
Francisco, serving as head of the English Department and becoming the author of a
textbook on English. In 1902 he married Lyla J. Vincent in San Francisco. He resigned
from school work in 1906 and went into real estate development. He served in the
California State Assembly as speaker and, in 1918, was elected Lieutenant Governor. As a
Republican, he was elected Governor of California in 1926. He had two daughters, Barbara
and Lucy. He died on December 24, 1947 at age 78 in his home in Berkeley.