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A. M. Young was a reverend and the Grand Kaliff of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey.[1]


He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Alma White College in 1927.[2] In 1940 he testified before the Dies Committee.[1][3] Young and Arthur H. Bell were ousted from the Klan following the joint meeting on 18 August 1940 of the Klan and the German-American Bund at the Bund's Camp Nordlund, near Andover, New Jersey.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Universal Jewish encyclopedia. 1942. "The Reverend AM Young, former Grand Kaliff of the Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey, and Arthur H. Bell, Klan organizer, the two men apparently responsible for the ..." 
  2. "Zarepath Colony Institution in New Jersey Confers High Honors for First Time.". New York Times. June 19, 1927. Retrieved 2009-07-06. "For the first time in its history Alma College, at Zarepath, near Bound Brook, N.J., conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity during its commencement exercises, which took place last week. ... Dr. A. M. Young, recipient of a degree at the commencement, was at one time King Kleagle of the New Jersey Klan." 
  3. Investigation of Un-American Propaganda Activities in the United States. United States Government Printing Office. 1944. "I am former grand kaliff of the State, which is vice Grand Dragon. ... I was made grand kaliff the day Mr. Bell was made grand dragon and I don't quite ..." 
  4. David Mark Chalmers (1987). Hooded Americanism: The History of the Ku Klux Klan. p. 323. ISBN 0822307723. "Arthur Bell and Rev. AM Young, the New Jersey Klan secretary were unceremoniously ousted from the Klan despite their long years of dedicated service. ..."