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David L. Boren

David Lyle Boren is a retired American lawyer and politician from the state of Oklahoma. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as 21st governor of Oklahoma from 1975 to 1979 and three terms in the United States Senate from 1979 to 1994. A conservative Democrat, as of 2021, he is the most recent in his party to have served as U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. Wikipedia*

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David L. Boren has 295 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1985 Senate Committee as a Democratic Senator for Oklahoma. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 64 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2013 with an average of 1,123 views per program. Most appearances with William S. Cohen (7), John C. Danforth (7), Pete V. Domenici (6). Most common tags: Campaign Finance, Tax Policy, Persian Gulf War.

Appearances by Title:c. December 31, 1994 - Present President, University of Oklahoma

Videos: 21


U.S. Senator, D-OK January 3, 1979 - December 1, 1994 Videos: 267

Recent Appearances

  • Challenges for Colleges and Universities

    Challenges for Colleges and Universities

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren talked about the challenges facing state universities,. He talked about his own…

  • John Steinbeck's Portrayal of America

    John Steinbeck's Portrayal of America

    David Wrobel spoke about John Steinbeck’s works and what they can teach us about American history. He spoke at the University of…

  • <em>A Letter to America</em>

    A Letter to America

    Former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor David Boren talked about his book A Letter to America. In the book he outlines what he considers to…

  • Teaching Constitutional History

    Teaching Constitutional History

    Explaining the Constitution and encouraging students to have an interest in America’s founding can be difficult for many teachers.…

  • Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America

    Thomas Jefferson's Idea of America

    Although Thomas Jefferson was in France as the Constitution was being debated and signed, he had his own ideas for the new nation.…

  • <em>A Letter to America</em>

    A Letter to America

    Former Senator David Boren talked about his book, A Letter to America. He questioned how long the United States, with only six…

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Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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