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Andrew Young (U.S.A.)

Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Young is an ordained minister, international businessman, sports enthusiast, human rights activist, published author and former public servant. He was a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement and was elected to three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from the Fifth Congressional District of Georgia.
 

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter named him as ambassador to the United Nations. He later served two terms as mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, and in 1994 President Clinton appointed him to chair the Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund, a $100 million privately managed fund to provide equity to businesses in 11 countries in southern Africa. He was also co-chairman of the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996, and is currently chairman of GoodWorks International, a specialty consulting group based in Atlanta that provides strategic services to corporations and governments operating in the global economy.
 

He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Carolyn, and is the father of three daughters and one son. He also has two granddaughters and three grandsons.