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Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by James L. Buckley
Succeeded by Hillary Rodham Clinton
12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
June 30, 1975 – February 2, 1976
President Gerald R. Ford
Preceded by John A. Scali
Succeeded by William W. Scranton
10th United States Ambassador to India
In office
February 28, 1973 – January 7, 1975
President Richard Nixon
Gerald R. Ford
Preceded by Kenneth Keating
Succeeded by William B. Saxbe
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
Preceded by Lloyd Bentsen
Succeeded by Robert Packwood
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
In office
Preceded by Quentin N. Burdick
Succeeded by Max Baucus
Personal details
Born (1927-03-16)March 16, 1927
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died March 26, 2003(2003-03-26) (aged 76)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Moynihan
Alma mater Tufts University (BA, MA, Ph.D)
London School of Economics
Profession Sociologist, diplomat
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1944–1947

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was an American politician and sociologist. He was 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. Moynihan was the United States' Ambassador to the United Nations and to India. He was a member of four successive presidential administrations, beginning with the administration of John F. Kennedy, and continuing through that of Gerald Ford.

Moyniham died of surgical complications at a Washington, D.C. hospital, aged 76.

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