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Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 16, 1927
Place of birthTulsa, Oklahoma
Date of deathMarch 26, 2003(age 76)
Place of deathWashington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseElizabeth Moynihan
Alma materTufts University (BA, MA, Ph.D)
London School of Economics
ProfessionSociologist, diplomat
ReligionRoman Catholic
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1944-1947
In officeJanuary 3, 1977 - January 3, 2001
Succeeded byHillary Rodham Clinton
Preceded byJames L. Buckley
12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office1975 - 1976
PresidentGerald R. Ford
Succeeded byWilliam W. Scranton
Preceded byJohn A. Scali
10th United States Ambassador to India
In office1973 - 1975
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Succeeded byWilliam W. Scranton
Preceded byKenneth Keating
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
In office1993 - 1995
Succeeded byRobert Packwood
Preceded byLloyd Bentsen
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In office1992 - 1993
Succeeded byMax Baucus
Preceded byQuentin N. Burdick

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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). 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. On February 18, 1974, he presented to the Government of India a check for Rs. 16,640,000,000 which is equivalent to $2,046,700,000, which was the greatest amount paid by a single check in the history of banking.

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