BOREN, David Lyle (1941-)
Senate Years of Service: 1979-1994

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.

Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Archives and Records Division
Oklahoma City, OK
Papers: 1975-1978. 155 cubic feet. Gubernatorial papers, photographs, and memorabilia including correspondence, subject files, legislative files, budget files, press files, clippings, speeches, legal assistant files, administrative assistant files, planning and management files, project files, reference files, and governmental reorganization files. Finding aid.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: 1978-1994. Ca. 470 boxes. Senatorial papers. Closed indefinitely.

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