Andrew Young

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Andrew Young
Andrew Young, bw head-and-shoulders photo, June 6, 1977 flipped.jpg
Young in June 1977
14th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 30, 1977 – September 23, 1979
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by William Scranton
Succeeded by Donald McHenry
55th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
In office
Preceded by Maynard Jackson
Succeeded by Maynard Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 29, 1977
Preceded by Fletcher Thompson
Succeeded by Wyche Fowler
Personal details
Born Andrew Jackson Young
(1932-03-12) March 12, 1932 (age 86)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jean Young (deceased), Carolyn M. Young
Alma mater Dillard University
Howard University
Hartford Seminary
Profession Pastor and politician
Religion United Church of Christ

Andrew Jackson Young (born March 12, 1932) is an American politician, diplomat, activist, and Congregationalist pastor [1] from Georgia.[2]

He has served as a Congressman from Georgia's 5th congressional district, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta.

He served as President of the National Council of Churches USA, and was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

References[change | change source]

  2. Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. young "Andrew Young" Check |url= value (help). Robert Penn Warren's Who Speaks for the Negro? Archive. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

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