Public Figure Profiles

Robert R. Young

Robert Ralph Young (February 14, 1897 – January 25, 1958) was an American financier and industrialist. He is best known for leading the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and the New York Central Railroad during and after World War II. He was a brother-in-law of the famous western painter, Georgia O'Keeffe.

Because of his initials, R.R. Young was often labeled "Railroad" Young. He was otherwise known as the "Populist of Wall Street," or, as his press agent encouraged journalists to call him, "The Daring Young Man of Wall Street". He regarded himself as a crusader against the mismanagement of railroads by banking interests. Young's most famous advertising slogan was "A hog can cross the country without changing trains - but you can't."

Despite his vocal criticisms, at the railroads he led, Young inaugurated many forward-looking advances in technology that have ramifications to the present. He was one of the first railroad executives to introduce high-speed diesel powered passenger trains which utilized lightweight equipment. He was also involved with the first large-scale railroad computer system, as well as diversification of freight traffic and development and implementation of larger and better freight cars of all types.

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Some of their strengths

Robert R. Young has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intelligent, Idealistic, Altruistic, Intuitive, Imaginative, and Creative.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Robert R. Young is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who sees life as a journey not a destination.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Robert R. Young well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Robert R. Young as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Robert R. Young is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Robert R. Young tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Robert R. Young's challenges

While Robert R. Young has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Robert R. Young can be Rebellious, Emotional, Emotionally Distant, Standoffish, Hypocritical, Self-centered, and Possessive.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Robert R. Young's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Robert R. Young must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Possessive and Stubborn

Robert R. Young is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Robert R. Young also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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