Al D'Amato

American politician

Alfonse Marcello "Al" D'Amato (born August 1, 1937) is an American lawyer and former New York politician. He was a Republican. He served as United States Senator from New York from 1981 to 1999. He later founded a lobbying firm, Park Strategies.[1]

Al D'Amato
United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byJacob K. Javits
Succeeded byChuck Schumer
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byDonald Riegle
Succeeded byPhil Gramm
Personal details
Alfonse Marcello D'Amato

(1937-08-01) August 1, 1937 (age 86)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Penelope (m. 1960, div. 1995)
Katuria Elizabeth Smith (2004–present)
Alma materSyracuse University (B.S., J.D.)

Since he left office in 1999, New York has not elected another Republican to the U.S. Senate.


  1. Rivlin, Gary; Richtel, Matt (5 March 2007). "D'Amato Never Folds; Former Senator, a Poker Aficionado, Lobbies for Online Gambling". The New York Times.