1974 - Wins re-election by 72% of the vote.
1976 - Wins re-election by 80% of the vote.
December 16, 1976 - President-elect Jimmy Carter nominates Young as ambassador to the United Nations.
January 30, 1977 - Is sworn-in as the first African-American and 14th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
August 15, 1979 - Resigns his U.N. ambassadorship over controversy stemming from an unauthorized July meeting with PLO representatives.
1979 - Establishes the consulting firm Young Ideas.
October 27, 1981 - Wins Atlanta mayoral race with 65,798 votes (55.1%) beating Georgia Congressman Sidney Marcus with 53,549 votes (44.8%).
January 5, 1982-January 2, 1990 - Mayor of Atlanta.
October 8, 1985 - Wins re-election with 81% of the vote. In contrast to the 1981 election where 61% of the registered voters turned out, only 32% turned out for this election.
1990 - Becomes chairman of the Atlanta Organizing Committee to bring the 1996 Summer Olympics to Atlanta.
February 5, 1990 - Announces plans to run for Georgia governor.
August 7, 1990 - Loses the runoff for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nomination to then Lt. Governor Zell Miller.
September 18, 1990 - The IOC announces Atlanta as host of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
1996 - Co-founds GoodWorks International, a consulting firm advising on responsible business development in Africa and the Caribbean.
1998 - Serves on the U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century established by President Clinton.
2000-2001 - President of the National Council of Churches.
2007 - Writes and produces documentary "Rwanda Rising."
2008-present - Writes and produces documentary series "Andrew Young Presents."
February 25, 2011 - Receives a special lifetime achievement Emmy Award, the Trustee Award.
March 9, 2013 - The Democratic Party of Georgia presents Andrew Young with the John Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award.