Daniel Moynihan


Born: Deptford, London, England, UK


Daniel Patrick Pat Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist. 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), serving a total of 24 years as Senator. He declined to run for re-election in 2000. Prior to his years in the Senate, Moynihan was the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and to India, and was a member of four successive presidential administrations, beginning with the administration of John F. Kennedy, and continuing through that of Gerald Ford. He is currently tied with Jacob K. Javits as the longest-serving Senator from the State of New York; if Chuck Schumer completes his current term, he will also tie Moynihan for the record.

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