1927-2003. A policy-wonk lifer. US Senator (Democrat) from New York, 1977-2001. Worked in Department of Labor (under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson), where he authored the Moynihan Report (1965) on race relations. Also worked for Nixon and Gerald Ford, first as an advisor, then as ambassador to India, and later the UN (where he was Most Feisty). Always eloquent,
never predictable; thinks for himself - not a rote "team player". Sometimes
portrayed as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Statesman. He passed away March 26, 2003 due to complications from a ruptured appendix.