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Andrew Young
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55th Mayor of Atlanta
In office
January 4, 1982 – January 2, 1990
Preceded by Maynard Jackson
Succeeded by Maynard Jackson
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
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 Jr.

March 12, 1932 (1932-03-12) (age 89)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jean Childs (died 1994)
Carolyn McClain (1996–present)
Children 4
Education Dillard University
Howard University (BS)
Hartford Seminary (BDiv)

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

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 Civil Rights Movement. He was a supporter and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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