C. Clifton Young, former Nevada Supreme Court justice, dies at 93

Former Nevada Supreme Court Justice C. Clifton Young died on April 3, 2016, according to his son. He was 93 (Photo courtesy Cliff J. Young)

Clarence Clifton Young, who served on the Nevada Supreme Court for 18 years, died on Sunday, April 3, 2016, according to his son. He was 93 years old.

Young, a Republican, was elected to the Supreme Court in 1984. He served as a senior judge after retirement, and Congress named the federal courthouse at 300 Booth St., Reno after him in 1988.

He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1953 to 1957 and the Nevada Senate from 1966 to 1980. He was inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame.

According to his son Cliff J. Young, Young played the violin and piano and had a hobby for magic. He also attended Burning Man three times after retiring from the Supreme Court.

Young was married to his wife Jane for 60 years, and they had four children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, his son said in a statement.

A celebration of life service is being planned, with April 16 a tentative date. Anyone interested in attending can emailcliffyounglaw@yahoo.com to learn more.

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