Daniel Patrick Moynihan

U.S. Congressperson

1927 – 2003

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Who was Daniel Patrick Moynihan?

Daniel Patrick Moynihan 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. 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.

Famous Quotes:

  • I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually. I guess that we thought we had a little more time.
  • No one is innocent after the experience of governing. But not everyone is guilty.
  • The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect.
  • Secrecy is for losers. For people who do not know how important the information really is.

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Born
Mar 16, 1927
Tulsa
Also known as
  • Daniel P Moynihan
  • Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan
  • Pat
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Tufts University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • City College of New York
Employment
  • Wesleyan University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Oklahoma
  • Tulsa
  • New York City
Died
Mar 26, 2003
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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