|Daniel Patrick Moynihan|
|Chair of the Senate Finance Committee|
January 3, 1993 â€“ January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Lloyd Bentsen|
|Succeeded by||Bob Packwood|
|Chair of the Senate Environment Committee|
September 8, 1992 â€“ January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Quentin Burdick|
|Succeeded by||Max Baucus|
|United States Senator
from New York
January 3, 1977 â€“ January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||James Buckley|
|Succeeded by||Hillary Clinton|
|12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
June 30, 1975 â€“ February 2, 1976
|Preceded by||John Scali|
|Succeeded by||Bill Scranton|
|10th United States Ambassador to India|
February 28, 1973 â€“ January 7, 1975
|Preceded by||Kenneth Keating|
|Succeeded by||Bill Saxbe|
|Counselor to the President|
November 5, 1969 â€“ December 31, 1970
Alongside Bryce Harlow
|Preceded by||Arthur Burns|
|Succeeded by||Donald Rumsfeld|
|White House Urban Affairs Advisor|
January 23, 1969 â€“ November 4, 1969
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||John Ehrlichman (Domestic Affairs)|
March 16, 1927|
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||March 26, 2003
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||City University of New York, City College
Tufts University (BS, BA, MA, PhD)
London School of Economics
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1944â€“1947|
The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.
If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved.
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
Citizen participation is a device whereby public officials induce nonpublic individuals to act in a way the officials desire.
The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.
The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life.
The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.