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Stephen Howard Young (1878-1972)

Young, Stephen Howard, (1878-1972), was one of the world’s wealthiest art dealers; from late 1940s until death, owned an estate on lower Branchville Road.

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Young, Stephen Howard, (1878-1972), was one of the world’s wealthiest art dealers; from late 1940s until death, owned estate on lower Branchville Road, opposite Old Branchville, that includes Candee’s Pond; a business partner was his nephew, Francis Taylor, father of actress Elizabeth Taylor, who visited Branchville estate; Young’s friend, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, then Columbia U. president, is said to have decided to run for president of U.S. while visiting there; Young left millions to build a medical center in northern Wisconsin, where he often vacationed.

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