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Charles W. Yost

AKA Charles Woodruff Yost

Born: 6-Nov-1907
Birthplace: Watertown, NY
Died: 21-May-1981
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to the UN, 1969-71

Made a Career Ambassador in 1964.


[1] Georgetown University Hospital.

Wife: Irena Rawicz-Oldakowska (m.)

    High School: Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
    University: BA, Princeton University (1928)
    University: Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Paris

    US Ambassador to the United Nations (1969-71)
    US State Department US Deputy Representative to the UN (1961-66)
    US Ambassador to Morocco (1958-61)
    US Ambassador to Syria (1958)
    US State Department Minister-Counselor, Paris (1956-57)
    US Ambassador to Laos (1954-56)
    US State Department Deputy Chief of Mission, Austria (1953-54)
    US State Department Counselor, Athens (1950-53)
    US State Department Director, Office of Eastern European Affairs (1949-50)
    US State Department Special assistant to the Ambassador at Large (1949)
    US State Department Secretary-Consul, Vienna (1947)
    US State Department Secretary-Consul, Praha (1946)
    US Ambassador to Thailand ad interim (1946)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Warsaw (1932-33, resigned, returned to state department 1935)
    American Philosophical Society
    Aspen Institute
    Brookings Institution
    Century Association
    Council on Foreign Relations
    National Committee on US-China Relations Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors
    Christian Science Monitor Columnist

Author of books:
The Age of Triumph and Frustration: Modern Dialogues (1964)
The Insecurity of Nations: International Relations in the Twentieth Century (1968)
The Conduct and Misconduct of Foreign Affairs (1972)
History and Memory (1980)


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