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Former Ambassador, Civil Service Commission Head, Dead At 76

January 19, 1987

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) _ Philip Young, 76, a former ambassador to the Netherlands and chairman of the U.S. Civil Service Commission during the Eisenhower administration, has died after a heart attack.

Young, who lived in Great Falls, Va. and Van Hornesville, N.Y., died Jan. 15 at Arlington Hospital.

Young began his government career in 1934 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was a business economist and analyst. Four years later, he joined the Treasury Department, where he became an assistant to Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, Young became dean of Columbia University’s graduate business school in 1948. In 1953, he was named head of the Civil Service Commission. He served as ambassador to the Netherlands from 1957 to 1961.

Young’s first wife, the former Faith Adams, died in 1963. His second wife, Esther Sarah Whitmey, died in 1978. He is survived by his third wife, the former Diana Morgan; two daughters, Faith Carmichael of Greenwich, Conn., and Shirley Adams of Reston; a brother, Richard, and a sister, Josephine Y. Case, both of Van Hornesville; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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