Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Daniel Patrick \”Pat\” Moynihan was an American politician, sociologist, and diplomat. He represented New York in the United States Senate from 1977 to 2001. He died of lung cancer in 2011 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife and two children, Michael and Daniela.
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Daniel Patrick \”Pat\” Moynihan was an American politician, sociologist, and diplomat. He represented New York in the United States Senate from 1977 to 2001. He is tied with Jacob K. Javits as the longest-serving Senator from the state of New York. He was a strong critic of President Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy and opposed President Bill Clinton’s health care plan. He also voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Congressional authorization for the Gulf War. He died of lung cancer in 2011 at the age of 89. He had a son, Michael, and a daughter, Daniela, with his wife, Elizabeth Brennan, who he married in 2011. His son Michael was a member of the New York City Council and served as mayor of Staten Island from 2009 to 2011. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1975 to 1976. He worked as an assistant secretary of Labor under President Kennedy and President Johnson. He published the controversial Moynihans Report in 1965. He later served as Counselor to the President under President Nixon. He became a professor at Harvard University in the 1960s. He met his wife Elizabeth Brennan at Tufts University, where he earned a Ph. D. in history. He went on to work for Governor W. Averell Harriman in the 1950s, when he served as a staff member in a variety of positions in the Rockefeller administration. He married Elizabeth Brennan in 1971. He retired from the Senate in 1998.
He has been married to Elizabeth Brennan since 2002. He passed away on December 25, 2013. His funeral was held at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York, on December 26, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. (EST). He is survived by his wife and two children, Michael and Daniela. His brother, Michael Willard, died in a car accident in 2007. He previously served as an Assistant Secretary of Labor in the Kennedy administration. His wife was a New York State Assemblywoman and served in the House of Representatives from 1979 to 1983. He spent time in the Navy as a gunnery officer in the V-12 Navy College Training Program from 1944 to 1945. He received a Ph D. from Tufts in 1948 and an M. A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1949. He continued his doctoral studies as a Fulbright fellow at the London School of Economics from 1950 to 1953. He then served as assistant professor of political science and director of a government research project at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He joined President Kennedy’s administration in 1961. In 1965, he published a controversial report on the War on Poverty. In 1969, he accepted Nixon’s offer to serve as Assistant to the. President for Domestic Policy. In 1970, he was elevated to the position of Counselor. He left the administration at the end of 1970, and accepted appointment as United States Ambassador to India in 1973.
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