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.
|United States Senator|
from New York
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||Jacob K. Javits|
|Succeeded by||Chuck Schumer|
|Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||Donald Riegle|
|Succeeded by||Phil Gramm|
Alfonse Marcello D'Amato
August 1, 1937
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Penelope (m. 1960, div. 1995)|
Katuria Elizabeth Smith (2004–present)
|Alma mater||Syracuse University (B.S., J.D.)|
Since he left office in 1999, New York has not elected another Republican to the U.S. Senate.
- Rivlin, Gary; Richtel, Matt (5 March 2007). "D'Amato Never Folds; Former Senator, a Poker Aficionado, Lobbies for Online Gambling". The New York Times.