BOREN, David Lyle, (1941 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1979-1994
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

BOREN, David Lyle, (son of Lyle H. Boren; father of Daniel D. Boren), a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Washington, D.C., April 21, 1941; attended the public schools in Seminole, Okla. and Bethesda, Md.; graduated, Yale University 1963; attended Oxford University, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar and received a graduate degree in 1965; graduated, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Okla. 1968; admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1968 and commenced practice in Seminole; captain in the Oklahoma National Guard 1968-1974; chairman, department of government, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla., 1970-1974; member of the Oklahoma State house of representatives 1967-1975; Governor of Oklahoma 1975-1977; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1978; re-elected in 1985 and again in 1990 and served from January 3, 1979 until November 15, 1994, when he resigned; chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundredth through One Hundred Second Congresses); Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress (One Hundred Third Congress); president, University of Oklahoma (1994-); is a resident of Norman, Okla.


Boren, David. A Letter to America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.