Andrew Young

American politician, diplomat, activist and pastor from Georgia

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

Andrew Young
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55th Mayor of Atlanta
In office
January 4, 1982 – January 2, 1990
Preceded byMaynard Jackson
Succeeded byMaynard Jackson
14th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
January 30, 1977 – September 23, 1979
PresidentJimmy Carter
Preceded byWilliam Scranton
Succeeded byDonald McHenry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 29, 1977
Preceded byFletcher Thompson
Succeeded byWyche Fowler
Personal details
Andrew Jackson Young Jr.

(1932-03-12) March 12, 1932 (age 88)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jean Childs (died 1994)
Carolyn McClain (1996–present)
EducationDillard University
Howard University (BS)
Hartford Seminary (BDiv)

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.


  2. Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. "Andrew Young". Robert Penn Warren's Who Speaks for the Negro? Archive. Retrieved 11 March 2015.

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