Johnny Young, ambassador to four countries, dies at 81

Written by on August 8, 2021

In 1967, Mr. Young was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar as a budget and fiscal officer. He later became fluent in French and held assignments as a supervisory general services officer in Conakry, Guinea, and in Nairobi. During a posting in Doha, Qatar, from 1974 to 1977, the ambassador entrusted Mr. Young with the role of de facto chief of mission, elevating his profile in Washington.

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