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First Name: Evelle

Last Name: Younger

Birthplace: NE, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: Jansen

Date of Birth: 19 June 1918

Date of Death: 04 May 1989

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Evelle Jansen Younger

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Evelle Jansen Younger
Major General, U.S. Air Force Reserve
World War II & Korea

Evelle Jansen Younger was born on 19 June 1918 in Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School and served as a Special Agent for the FBI.

During World War II he served with Army Intelligence in India; he also served during the Korean War. Younger worked his way up through the ranks to Major General in the Air Force Reserve.

Younger was a Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney and a Judge in both Municipal court and Superior Court. As District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, many headline-grabbing cases were prosecuted during his term, included the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, the Manson Family murders and the Watts Riots.

In 1970, he was elected California State Attorney General. 

Death and Burial

Evelle Jansen Younger died on 4 May 1989 in Hollywood, CA. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA, in Section C-185 #65.

Honoree ID: 2213   Created by: MHOH




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