Talk:Charles Woodruff Yost

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A lot of work has gone into this article. Unfortunately, the anon editors involved produce long lists rather than encyclopedic text; there's not a single sentence to be found. Apparently they have no clue about the MoS, either. That wouldn't be all that bad if they didn't insist on blowing away the few lines we once had that could have provided context and intro. I marked the page with {{cleanup}}, maybe someone else can fix this. Rl 15:40, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

I reinstated the {{cleanup|December 2005}} tag, and will begin working on cleanup. Though, I'm also fine with merging this article. --Aude 04:36, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
Hey, I want to help clean this up but, I'm not sure exactly what I should do. Any suggestions?Naruto Tron 00:07, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

New Edits by[edit]

I found them here: Is this a problem? Dominick 11:33, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

Lists copied from article, needs major work[edit]

The following content was deleted from the article and moved here, until time it can be worked on and conforms to Wikipedia:Manual of Style --Aude 04:41, 20 December 2005 (UTC)


1930: Vice Consul Alexandria, Egypt

1932: Vice Consul Warsaw, Poland

1933: Resigned from the Foreign Service. Became journalist

1935: Resettlement Administration

1935: Divisional Assistant, U.S. State Department; Assistant Chief Division of Arms and Munitions Control

1939: Assistant Chief Division of Controls

1941: Assistant Chief Division of Exports and Defense Aid

1941-42: Designated to act in Liaison between Division of European Affairs of State Department and British Empire Division of the Board of Economic Warfare

1942: Assistant Chief, Division of Special Research; Division of European Affairs

1943-44: Assistant Chief, Division of Foreign Activity Correlation

1944: Executive Secretary, Department of State Policy Committee

1944: Executive Secretary, Joint Secretariat of Executive Staff Commission


  • 1) Department of State [1]. Assistant to the Chairman for the Dumbarton Oaks Conference
  • 2) Assistant to the Chairman, U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organizations, San Francisco
  • 3) Secretary-General, U.S. Delegation, Berlin Conference Potsdam Agreement
  • 4) Assigned as U.S. Political Advisor to General Wheeler, the Commanding General of the India-Burma Theater, India & Ceylon


  • 1) Chargé d’affairs, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2) Political Advisor to U.S. Delegation, United Nations, Lake Success, New York
  • 3) General Assembly to the United Nations, New York

1947: First Secretary & Counselor, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1947-49: First Secretary & Counselor of Legation, Vienna, Austria

1949: Member of U.S. Delegation; Special Assistant to Ambassador at Large for Sixth Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting, Paris, France

1949: Member of Delegation to Fourth Regular Session of GA of UN as Special Assistant to Ambassador at Large

1949: Director of the Office of Eastern European Affairs


  • 1) Special Assistant to Ambassador at Large, Deputy Policy Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations, New York
  • 2) European Affairs Rep. on Policy Comm. on Immigration and Naturalization
  • 3) Policy Planning Staff

1950-53: Counselor with Personal rank of Minister [2], Athens, Greece

1953: Deputy High Commissioner & Deputy Chief of Mission, Vienna, Austria

1954: Minister, Vientiane, Laos

1955-1956: Ambassador, Laos [3]

1956: Minister, Paris, France

1957-58: Ambassador, Damascus, Syria

1958: Member Policy Planning Staff

1958-61: Ambassador, Rabat, Morocco

1961-66: U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations with Adlai Stevenson [4]

1964: Appointed Career Ambassador, [5]

1965: U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations with Arthur Goldberg [6]

1966-69: Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Council on Foreign Relations website

1966: Bureau of Near East & South Asian Affairs

1966: Resigned from the Foreign Service


  • 1)U.S. Representative to the United Nations, New York [7]. President of the Security Council [8]
  • 2) Honorary Degree, Princeton University [9]

1970-80: Member of the Dartmouth Conference Delegation

1971: Resigned from the Foreign Service

1971-73: Counselor to UN Association

1973-75: President, National Committee on US-China Relations [10], [11]

1975: Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute [12]

1976-81: Special Advisor, Aspen Institute [13]

1977: Woodcock delegation to Vietnam.

1979: Co-chairman Americans for SALT Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

Appearances Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee[edit]

  • Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series), Vol. X, Eighty-Fifth Congress, Second Session, 1958: Statement and questioning of CWY to be Ambassador to Morocco
  • Executive Session, Tuesday, February 7, 1961: Nomination of CWY to be Deputy U.S. Representative, Security Council, United Nations
  • United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations, Tuesday , January 21, 1969: Nomination of CWY to be U.S. Representative to the UN


Syndicated columnist for the Christian Science Monitor


  • Board of the American University in Cairo [14]
  • Council on Foreign Relations [15]
  • American Academy Political and Social Science
  • American Society International Law
  • Princeton Club
  • University Club
  • Century Association
  • Honorary Co-Chairman UN Association of U.S. America
  • International House New York City-Chairman of the Board, [16]
  • American Philosophical Society [17]
  • Board of "Advertising Age"


Is the timeline information already present in the career information, or is it in the process of being merged, or what's going on? A list is quite unnecessary. superman 18:52, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

The timeline can be removed, though if there are important details to merge into the text, that's fine. Also, the references and links are excessive, and need formatting. -Aude (talk | contribs) 20:29, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
The references and links seem to just be a collection of all the materials in the world that mention Yost's name--I don't think any of it is actually relevant to the article. I think it should all be removed, frankly. Thoughts? superman 01:55, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
I entirely agree with you on this point. Since there have been no objections to your proposal, I am going to drastically reduce the number of links and references included in the article. I figured that a contemplation time of over 2 weeks has been enough for everyone to bring up possible objections. Since none were voiced, I will proceed. --Vargher 21:47, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Note: I have checked the search engines in order to find websites which might offer a biography and the main ideology of Yost. I have found none which would be actually relevant to the article. That is why I simply removed ALL links and the external references, which, as has been mentioned multiple times in the discussion, have been of little value as well. --Vargher 21:59, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I noticed this article at the top of a list of articles needing external link cleanup at Wikipedia:WikiProject External links. At 90 links, it was by far the most heavily-linked article on the list, and although these links were pared down at one point, they have made a comeback. The last edit on January 8, 2007 added 70 external links, most of them without descriptive text. I suggest that someone familiar with the subject of the article go through and select only the most essential links to keep, so that readers will be directed to the ones that are most likely to be interesting and rewarding. Wikipedia is not a link repository, and excessive linking distracts from the article and makes external links less useful/meaningful. - AdelaMae (t - c - wpn) 06:13, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

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