Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1840, George B. Young graduated from Harvard Law School in 1863, and was admitted to practice in New York City in 1864. Young practiced in New York for several years before relocating to Minnesota in 1870. Young was admitted to practice in Minnesota that same year and practiced law until 1874, when Governor Davis appointed him Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Chief Justice Ripley. His time as a Justice was brief, leaving when his term expired, but from 1875 until 1892, Young served as Supreme Court Reporter. Thereafter he resumed the private practice of law until his death in St. Paul on December 30, 1906.
You may read more about Justice Young in the memorial, linked below, and in the book Testimony: Remembering Minnesota’s Supreme Court Justices, which is the source of this brief biography.