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Andrew Young

Andrew YoungAKA Andrew Jackson Young, Jr.

Born: 12-Mar-1932
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA

Gender: Male
Religion: Congregationalist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mayor of Atlanta, 1982-90

As part of his role as Wal*Mart spokesman, Young made the following comments regarding mom & pop shopkeepers: "But you see, those are the people who have been overcharging us, selling us stale bread and bad meat and wilted vegetables, and they sold out and moved to Florida. I think they've ripped off our communities enough. First it was Jews, then it was Koreans and now it's Arabs." (Interview, Los Angeles Sentinel, 17 August 2006). After the remarks were made public Young resigned from Wal*Mart.

Wife: Jean Childs
Wife: Carolyn

    High School: Gilbert Academy, New Orleans, LA (1947)
    University: Dillard University (one year)
    University: BS, Howard University (1951)
    Theological: Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford, CT (1955)
    Professor: Georgia State University

    Mayor of Atlanta (1982-90)
    US Ambassador to the United Nations (1977-79)
    US Congressman, Georgia 5th (1973-77)
    Member of the Board of Archer Daniels Midland
    Wal-Mart Chairman, Working Families for Wal-Mart (2006, resigned)
    Nike Consultant (1997)
    Alfalfa Club 1976
    Bretton Woods Committee
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Drum Major Institute for Public Policy Board of Directors (1999-)
    Freedom House
    Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation Board of Directors
    Friends of Hillary
    Kerry Victory 2004
    Hillary Clinton for President
    National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Board of Directors (former)
    National Democratic Institute for International Affairs Senior Advisory Committee
    National Leadership PAC
    Obama for America
    Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Board of Trustees
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    United Nations Foundation Board of Directors
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Spingarn Medal 1978
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981
    Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer

    Atlanta Falcons Board of Directors

    Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song (Jan-2011) · Himself
    Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and "To Kill a Mockingbird" (7-Nov-2010) · Himself
    Soundtrack for a Revolution (24-Apr-2009) · Himself
    4 Little Girls (9-Jul-1997) · Himself

Author of books:
U.S. Policy on Lebanon (1979)
Law and Policy in the Space Stations' Era (1989)
A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young (1994, memoir)
An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America (1996, history)

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