Union Pacific Non-Executive Chairman James R. Young

Union Pacific Non-Executive Chairman James R. Young

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James R. Young, then chief executive officer of Union Pacific Corp., speaks during an interview in New York, on May 30, 2011. Young, who advanced to become Union Pacific chairman, president and chief executive officer after starting with the railroad company in an entry-level finance position, has died at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.