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Charles William "Bill" Young, also known as C. W. Bill Young, (born December 16, 1930 in Harmarville, Pennsylvania), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1971, representing Florida's 10th congressional district. Young is currently the longest-serving Republican member of Congress. From 1999 to 2005, he was the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations; he gave up the position because of Republican-set term limits. He is currently ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense; he was chairman of this subcommittee from 1995 to 1999, and again from 2005 to 2007.

Young was a member of the Florida Senate for 10 years before being elected to Congress.

Young was born near Harmarville, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, moved to the St. Petersburg area at the age of 15. He served in the Army National Guard from 1948 to 1957.

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