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Daniel Patrick Moynihan

United States Senator from New York

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


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


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.


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.



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.


Married Elizabeth Therese Brennan, May 29, 1955. Children: Timothy Patrick, Maura Russell, John McCloskey.

John Henry Moynihan

Margaret Ann (Phipps) Moynihan

Elizabeth Therese Brennan

Timothy Patrick Moynihan

Maura Russell Moynihan

John McCloskey Moynihan