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Douglas Young
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Born in Tayport, Fife
Born on 5th of June 1913
Died on 23rd of October 1973

Born 1913. Died 1973 - Scottish poet, dramatist and scholar.

Spent early childhood in India. Read classics at St Andrews University. Jailed for refusing war service except in independent Scottish army. Elected Chairman of Scottish National Party in 1942. Became Labour parliamentary candidate after war. Wrote three collections of verse and translated plays of Aristophanes.

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