Ruth Comfort Mitchell Young (1882-1954) was an American author and playwright who wrote under her maiden name Ruth Comfort Mitchell, as well as her married name, Mrs. Sanborn Young. At the age of fourteen, her first poem was published in the local Los Gatos Mail newspaper, thus launching her literary career, which continued throughout her lifetime. Ruth Comfort Mitchell Young wrote novels, poems, short stories, and plays. Ruth was involved in Republican politics. She served as Republican National Committee woman from California for eight years and as national and state president of Pro-America, an organization of Republic women founded in 1933. Her works include: Play the Game! (1921), Jane Journeys On (1922), Corduroy (1923), Narratives in Verse (1923) and Of Human Kindness (1940).