Ronald N. Young (born 1940) was the mayor of Frederick, Maryland from 1974 to 1990. Young ran for the office of mayor again in 2005, defeating incumbent mayor Jennifer Dougherty in the Democratic primary before losing to Republican William J. Holtzinger in the general election.
Ronald Young was born in Frederick, Maryland and was raised in Frederick. He attended and graduated from Frederick High School. Young attended Frederick Community College and graduated with an Associate in Arts degree. He then attended the University of Maryland, College Park in College Park, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and government.
Young completed his formal education by earning a Masters of Education degree in administration and supervision from Western Maryland College (later McDaniel College) in Westminster, Maryland. Young became a teacher in the Frederick County Public Schools and taught at the Yellow Springs Elementary School from 1967 to 1973.