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|Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Born March 16, 1927, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Died March 26, 2003.
Received his primary and secondary
education in the public and parochial schools of New York
Served in the United States Navy,
Assistant and secretary to New York
Governor W. Averell Harriman, 1955-1958.
Director of Syracuse University's New York State Government Research Project, 1959-1961.
Served in the Department of Labor, 1961-1965; rose to the post of assistant secretary.
Director of the Joint Center for Urban Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, 1966-1969.
Ambassador to India, 1973-1975.
Elected as a Democrat to the U.S.
Senate in 1976; re-elected in 1982, 1988, and 1994;
served from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 2001. Was not a
candidate for re-election in 2000.
Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 9, 2000.
Professor at Syracuse University's
Maxwell School, 2001.
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