Daniel Patrick Moynihan

February 2004
Irish Heroes & Heroines of America;2004, p131
The article presents a biography of former U.S. Senator and political leader Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Over his life, Moynihan has been a shoeshine boy, bartender, sailor, university professor, author, government official and ambassador. But he is likely to be most noted as a senator, a representative of New York State who frequently managed to speak eloquently of the needs of people throughout the country. His public service started in the early 1950s, when he aided Robert F. Wagner's efforts to become New York City's mayor. Shortly afterward, he joined the W. Averell Harriman campaign for governor of New York. He later served as a special assistant to Governor Harriman.


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