Donald McHenry

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Donald McHenry
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15th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
September 23, 1979 – January 20, 1981
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byAndrew Young
Succeeded byJeane Kirkpatrick
Personal details
Born (1936-10-13) October 13, 1936 (age 82)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationIllinois State University (BS)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (MS)
Georgetown University

Donald Franchot McHenry (born October 13, 1936) is a former American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations from September 1979 until January 20, 1981.

McHenry was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up across the river in East St. Louis, Illinois.

In September 1979, McHenry was appointed Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. by President Jimmy Carter.

He has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1981, as well as a former director of AT&T Corporation and International Paper.