Only two old scholars have been elected to the British Parliament. One of these was Frederick Young.
With a background in law, Young entered the South Australian Parliament in 1902, serving as Commissioner of Crown Lands and Immigration from 1912 to 1914, during which time he supported the development of the Murray, and the expansion of railways. He was South Australia's Agent General in London from 1915 to 1918, being knighted at the end of his term.
He was a member of the House of Commons from 1918 to 1922. Business interests and his role as chairman of both the English, Scottish and Australian Bank and the Australian Estates and Mortgage Co., kept Young in London, where he died in 1948.