Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byJames L. Buckley
Succeeded byHillary Rodham Clinton
12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
June 30, 1975 – February 2, 1976
PresidentGerald R. Ford
Preceded byJohn A. Scali
Succeeded byWilliam W. Scranton
10th United States Ambassador to India
In office
February 28, 1973 – January 7, 1975
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Preceded byKenneth Keating
Succeeded byWilliam B. Saxbe
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
1993–1995
Preceded byLloyd Bentsen
Succeeded byRobert Packwood
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In office
1992–1993
Preceded byQuentin N. Burdick
Succeeded byMax Baucus
Personal details
Born(1927-03-16)March 16, 1927
Tulsa, Oklahoma
DiedMarch 26, 2003(2003-03-26) (aged 76)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Moynihan
Alma materTufts University (BA, MA, Ph.D)
London School of Economics
ProfessionSociologist, diplomat
ReligionRoman Catholic[source?]
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1944–1947

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

He was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times (in 1982, 1988, and 1994). He declined to run for re-election in 2000. Moynihan was the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations and to India. He was a member of four successive presidential administrations, beginning with the administration of John F. Kennedy, and continuing through that of Gerald Ford.

Moyniham died of surgical complications at a Washington, D.C. hospital, aged 76.[1]

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