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Encyclopedia > Donald McHenry

Donald F. McHenry (October 13, 1936 (unconfirmed)-- ) was the Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from September 1979 until January 20, 1981. He is currently Professor of Diplomacy and International Affairs at Georgetown University and president of the IRC Group, a private consulting firm. The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. ... Georgetown University Georgetown University is a major research University located in Georgetown, a neighborhood of Washington, DC, United States. ...


He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up across the river in in East St. Louis, Illinois. He attended Illinois State University, graduating with a BS in 1957 , then continued on to earn a Master's degree from Southern Illinois University in 1959. The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... East St. ... Illinois State University, originally named Illinois State Normal University, was founded in 1857 and was the first public institution of higher education in the state. ... Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is located in Carbondale, Illinois. ...


He has spent much of his career working in foreign diplomacy. He began working with the United States Department of State in 1963 and spent eight years there. From 1971 to 1976, he worked for a series of private think-tanks, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, writing about foreign policy. The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The Brookings Institution is one of the oldest and best known think tanks in the United States. ... also known as CFR An organisation founded in 1921, with a national membership of scholars, politicians, armed forces leaders, corporate lheads and journalists. ... Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private nonprofit organization promoting international cooperation and active international engagement by the United States of America. ...


In 1976, he served as a member of President Carter's transition staff at the State Department before joining the U.S. Mission to the U.N. He served first as the U.S. Deputy Representative to the U.N. Security Council, a position to which he was appointed in March 1977 before being appointed as Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in September 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ... Order: 39th President Vice President: Walter Mondale Term of office: January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981 Preceded by: Gerald Ford Succeeded by: Ronald Reagan Date of birth: October 1, 1924 Place of birth: Plains, Georgia First Lady: Rosalynn Carter Political party: Democratic James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ...


He has served on the board of directors for several multi-national corporations and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an organization dedicated to scholarship and the advancement of learning, particularly in areas of political science. ...


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Donald McHenry served as Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from September 1979 until January 1981 and as a member of President Carter's Cabinet.
Currently, Ambassador McHenry is a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Ambassador McHenry received his B.A. from Illinois State University, his M.A. from Southern Illinois University and has done post-graduate work at Georgetown University.
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