Well known and prominent in the financial circles of Muskogee is Milton Gooddell Young, who is the President of the Security State Bank. Long experience has well qualified him for the important and responsible duties which devolve upon him in this connection and as the years have passed he has made himself a forceful factor among the bankers of his section of the state. He was born in Florence, Alabama, February 15, 1884, and is a son of Andrew M. and Ollie (House) Young. His father was also prominent in financial circles, being the first bank commissioner of the state of Oklahoma.
Milton G. Young largely acquired his education in the public schools and when fifteen years of age started out in the business world, becoming associated with his father in the Bedford County Bank at Wartrace, Tennessee. He served as bookkeeper there for two years and then went to Fort Worth, Texas, where he occupied the position of auditor with the Continental Bank & Trust Company. In 1905 he arrived in Muskogee and entered the Bank of Commerce as assistant cashier. His next position was that of cashier in the Exchange National Bank and he remained with that corporation until April, 1919, when he organized the Security State Bank, of which he has since been the President. His connection with these various banking institutions has brought him a broad and comprehensive knowledge of the business and as the years have passed his steady advancement has taken him to the goal of success.
On the 18th of October, 1911, Mr. Young was married to Miss Mary A. Jackson of Muskogee, and they have become parents of two children: Betty and Mary Virginia. Mr. Young finds pleasure in fishing trips which occasionally constitute a source of recreation for him. He has always been interested in the public welfare and at one time served as Treasurer of Muskogee. Fraternally he is connected with the Elks and with the Masons and in the latter organization has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite and has become a member of the Mystic Shrine. He belongs to the Town and Country Club and also to the Wauhillau Club, being at all times a welcome visitor in the rooms of these organizations. He is yet a comparatively young man and has made a notable and enviable place for himself in business and financial circles. He is honored and respected by all, not alone by reason of the success he has achieved but also owing to the straightforward methods he has ever followed in the attainment of his prosperity.