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Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former United States Senator from New York.

Background

  • Moynihan, Daniel Patrick was born on March 16, 1927 in Tulsa. Son of John Henry and Margaret Ann (Phipps) Moynihan.

  • Education

    • Student, City College of New York, 1943. Bachelor cum laude, Tufts University, 1948. Master of Arts, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1949.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1961. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, 1968. Fulbright fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, England, 1951.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Catholic University America, 1968. Doctor of Laws (honorary), New School Social Research, 1968. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1969.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Fordham University, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Bonaventure University, 1972. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Boston College, 1976.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Yeshiva University, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, 1983; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse University School Law, 1984.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Columbia University, 1987. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Rochester, 1994. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Yale University, 2000.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harvard University, 2002. Doctor in Public Administration (honorary), Hamilton College, 1968. Decision Sciences Institute (honorary), Defense Intelligence College, 1984.

      Numerous other honorary degrees.

    Career

    • With International Rescue Committee, 1954. Successively assistant to secretary, assistant secretary, acting secretary to governor State of New York, 1955-1958, director Syracuse University government research project, 1959-1961, special assistant to secretary labor, 1961-1962, executive assistant to secretary, 1962-1963, assistant secretary labor, 1963-1965. Director Joint Center for Urban Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, 1966-1969.

      Professor education and urban politics Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1966-1973. Senior member John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1966-1977. Professor government John F.Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1973-1977.

      Assistant for urban affairs to President The White House, 1969-1970, counsellor to President, 1969-1970, consultant to President, 1971-1973. Member United States delegate 26th General Assembly, United Nations, 1971, President's Science Advisory Committee, 1971-1973. United States ambassador to India United States Department State, New Delhi, 1973-1975, United States permanent representative to United Nations New York City, 1975-1976.

      United States Senator from New York, 1977-2001. Chairman United States Senate Finance Committee, 1993-1994, ranking member, 1995-2001. Professor Syracuse University Maxwell School Citizenship/Public Affairs, 2001—2003.

      Chairman commission on Reducing and Protecting Government Secrecy, 1994-1997,vice chairman President's Temporary Commission on Pennsylvania Avenue, 1964-1973. Chairman advisory committee traffic safety department Department of Health. Fellow Center Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1965-1966.

      Honorary fellow London School of Economics and Political Science, since 1970. Secretary public affairs committee New York State Democratic Committee, 1958-1960. Alternate delegate Democratic National Convention, 1960, 76.

      Senior public policy scholar Woodrow Wilson Policy Center, 2001.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Vice chairman Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1971-1976. Chairman board trustees Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1971-1985. Member board regents Smithsonian Institution, since 1987.

    With United States Navy, 1944-1947. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (vice chairman 1971, director 1972-1973), American Philosophical Society (Hubert Humphrey award 1983, Thomas Jefferson medal 1993 ), National Academy Public Administration, American Academy Arts and Sciences (chairman seminar on poverty), Century Club, Harvard Club.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Therese Brennan, May 29, 1955. Children: Timothy Patrick, Maura Russell, John McCloskey.
    • father: John Henry Moynihan
    • mother: Margaret Ann (Phipps) Moynihan
    • spouse: Elizabeth Therese Brennan
    • children: Timothy Patrick Moynihan
    • Maura Russell Moynihan
    • John McCloskey Moynihan
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan
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    Born March 16, 1927
    Died March 26, 2003
    (aged 76)
    Nationality
    • 1943
      City College of New York
    • 1948
      Tufts University
    • 1949
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1961
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1968
      Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy
    • 1951
      London School Economics and Political Science
    • 1968
      Catholic University America
    • 1968
      New School Social Research
    • 1969
      University Notre Dame
    • 1970
      Fordham University
    • 1972
      St. Bonaventure University
    • 1976
      Boston College
    • 1978
      Yeshiva University
    • 1983
      Rensselaer Polytech. Institute
    • 1984
      Syracuse University School Law
    • 1987
      Columbia University
    • 1994
      University Rochester
    • 2002
      Harvard University
    • 1968
      Hamilton College
    • 1984
      Defense Intelligence College
    • 1954
      With Intern, ational Rescue Committee
    • 1966 - 1969
      director, Joint Center for Urban Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University
    • 1966 - 1973
      professor, education and urban politics Kennedy School Government
    • 1966 - 1977
      senior, member John F. Kennedy School Government
    • 1971
      member, United States delaware 26th General Assembly
      Un, Uttar Pradesh, India, India
    • 1971 - 1973
      member, United States delaware 26th General Assembly
    • 1973 - 1975
      United States ambassador, to India United States Department State
      New Delhi, Delhi, India, India
    • 1973 - 1977
      professor, government John F.Kennedy School Government
    • 1975 - 1976
      United States ambassador, to India United States Department State
    • 1977 - 2001
      United States Senator from New York
    • 2001 - 2003
      professor, Syracuse University Maxwell School Citizenship/Public Affairs
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