(Los Angeles Examiner) - George G. Young, 74, former general manager and publisher of the Los Angeles Examiner, died suddenly, July 6th, in Manhattan Beach, where he had lived since his retirement 12 years ago.
Mr. Young had been in good health and active, entertaining Saturday night at his home, 124 Ninth Street, Manhattan Beach.
On Wednesday morning he complained of a pain in his side. A little later he went to a nearby drug store, then out on the pier at Manhattan Beach, where he collapsed near a life guard station.
He was hurried to a hospital in Torrance, where physicians pronounced him dead.
Mr. Young was born in Grimsby, Canada, March 15th, 1876, and began his newspaper career in 1894 as a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press.
In 1899 he came to the United States and from 1900 to 1903 was a free lance advertising writer in New York City. Then, from 1903 to 1907, he was with the Hampton Advertising Agency.
It was in 1907 that he became affiliated with the Heart newspapers and he worked with them until his retirement in 1938.
In 1921 Mr. Young became general manager of the Los Angeles Examiner and shortly afterwards assumed the duties of publisher.
As publisher, he played an important part in the Hearst newspaper fight for Hoover Dam. In fact, one of the three pens President Calvin Coolidge used in signing the Swing-Johnson Bill, which made the dam possible, was presented to Mr. Young.
The other two went to Senator Hiram Johnson and Congressman Phil Swing, co-authors of the Bill.
Although a native of Canada, Mr. Young became an authority on California before he had lived long in Los Angeles. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1917.
Left to mourn are his widow, the former Juliette Hogan, and one son, Guy; also a sister, Mrs. Frank Randall, formerly of Grimsby and now living at Vinemount.