Andrew Young

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Person.png Andrew Young  Rdf-icon.png
(Diplomat, activist, pastor)
Born 1932-03-12
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Alma mater Dillard University, Howard University, Hartford Seminary
Religion United Church of Christ
Children 4
Spouse Jean Young
Party Democratic

Employment.png United States Ambassador to the United Nations Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
January 30, 1977 - September 23, 1979
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by William Scranton
Succeeded by Donald McHenry


Andrew Young was made to resign his post as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. after meeting with a representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization, against U.S. policy, and making controversial remarks on political prisoners in the U.S. In September 1979, Donald McHenry was appointed as his successor.


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