Moss, Frank E., 1911-2003

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Frank Edward Moss (b. Sept. 23, 1911, Salt Lake City, Utah-d. Jan. 29, 2003, Salt Lake City), U.S. Senator from Utah, graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 1937. He served as judge advocate in the European Theater with the Air Corps during World War II, from 1942 to 1945 and was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was elected as a Democrat to the Senate in 1958, serving from 1959 to 1977.

From the description of Moss, Frank E., 1911-2003 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10580698

Democratic U. S. Senator from Utah, 1959-1976.

From the description of Papers, 1935-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154299380

Frank Edward Ted Moss (1911-2003)was born in 1911 in Holladay, Utah. He was educated in the Salt Lake City schools, graduating from Granite High School in 1929. Majoring in history, political science, and speech, Moss was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in 1933.

After graduating, Frank Moss married Phyllis Hart and moved to Washington, D.C., where he attended George Washington University Law School. While a law student, Moss worked for the National Recovery Administration (1933-1935) and the Resettlement Administration (1935-1936). After having received a law degree in 1937, he was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia and served on the legal staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Moss returned to Utah in 1939 to become a law clerk to Utah Supreme Court Justice James H. Wolfe. In 1940 he was elected to his first public office as a judge in Salt Lake City's Municipal Court. Moss received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Reserve in 1938 and was called to active duty in February 1942. The following year he graduated from the judge advocate general's school after which he served as judge advocate in Salt Lake City and in Riverside, California. From 1943 to 1945, Moss was stationed in England with the judge advocate general of the U.S. Army Air Corps and completed his active military service in September 1945.

In the fall of 1945, Moss was elected to the Salt Lake City judgeship where he remained until 1950 when he won the election to the office of Salt Lake County attorney. During his two terms as county attorney, he was active in numerous professional organizations serving as the president of the National Association of County and Prosecuting Attorneys (1957-1958).

Moss's Senate career embraced the years of 1959-1976. For fourteen years Moss served on the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee and was chairman of its Minerals, Materials, and Fuels Subcommittee. He also sat on the Public Works Committee for eight years and on the Small Business Committee for six. In 1973 Moss became chairman of the Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee.

Participating in the 1960s movement for increased consumer protection, he strongly supported the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the Truth-in-Lending Act, and the Flammable Fabrics Act. As the principal sponsor of the Toy Safety Act, Moss conducted hearings which revealed the dangers of common toys. His legislative endeavors received national attention when he led the fight to compel the elimination of TV cigarette advertising. Moss was one of the original sponsors of Medicare and gained national attention in 1976 when he posed as an indigent, elderly Medicaid recipient in an effort to expose Medicare fraud. He became well known in the United States and Canada for his work in the field of water resources, publishing a book on this subject entitled "Water Crisis" in 1967.

Senator Moss was the first Utahn to attain majority leadership positions in the Senate. He was elected as secretary of the Democratic Conference on three occasions, and sat on the powerful Democratic Policy and Steering committees. At the time of his defeat in 1976, Moss was hoping to become the next majority whip.

From the guide to the Frank E. Moss papers, 1931-1992, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

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referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. Hercules Powder Co., AF Plant 81, Magna, Utah
creatorOf Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. William H. Pickering Speech Collection, 1955-1975. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Utah Wool Growers Association. Utah Wool Growers Association papers, 1943-1972. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee safe materials, 1922-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee new accretions, 1938-1981 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Papers, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1988 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Roger Bryan Madsen papers, 1950-1972 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Memoranda of Conversations (Nixon and Ford Administrations). 1973 - 1977. Ford Administration Memoranda of Conversations. 8/1974 - 1/1977. September 25, 1975 - Ford, Bipartisan Congressional Leadership
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Reclamation. 1889 - 2008. Moving Images Relating to Reclamation. 1981 - 1996. Glen Canyon Dam, dedication of dam
referencedIn Vivian Niles letters received, 1967-1975 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Moss, Frank E., 1911-2003. Frank E. Moss : commercials , 1964-1970. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn University of Utah commencement addresses, 1953-1970 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahUniversity Archives and Records Management
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artwork, undated University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. USAF PARTICIPATION IN RESCUE OF MONTANA EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS
creatorOf Moss, Frank E., 1911-2003. Papers, 1935-1976. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
creatorOf Niles, Vivian. Letters received, 1967-1975. American Primers
referencedIn Gale W. McGee Wyoming post office files, 1960-1970 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee audio-visual materials, 1955-1974 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Utah Wool Growers Association papers, 1943-1972 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
referencedIn Gale W. McGee artifacts, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Philip A. Hart papers, 1949-1976, 1959-1976 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf CR 607 1, Richards, LeGrand 1886-1983. LeGrand Richards files 1914-1981 (bulk 1952-1980) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Gale W. McGee committee files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee speech and trip files, 1959-1991 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Gale W. McGee general correspondence files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee papers, 1916-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Records of the Bureau of Reclamation. 1889 - 2008. Moving Images Relating to Reclamation. 1981 - 1996. Flaming Gorge Dam, dedication ceremony
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. EARTHQUAKE RESCUE ACTIVITIES, WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA AND HAMILTON AFB, CALIFORNIA, 18 - 22 AUGUST 1959
referencedIn Bernard Augustine De Voto Papers, 1918-1955 (inclusive), 1944-1951 (bulk) Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Reclamation. 1889 - 2008. Moving Images Relating to Reclamation. 1981 - 1996. Central Utah Project, Starvation Dam groundbreaking ; Water Hollow Tunnel mole ; Currant Creek Dam construction ; Soldier Creek Reservoir, fish kill ; Strawberry Dam
referencedIn Gale W. McGee miscellaneous senate materials, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Moss, Frank E. Miscellaneous materials regarding Wilderness Bill, S. 174. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Moss, Frank E., 1911-2003. [Letter] 1971 November 10, Washington [to] William P. Thompson, Philadelphia / Frank E. Moss. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Gale W. McGee campaign files, 1958-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Madsen, Roger Bryan. Papers, 1950-1972. American Primers
referencedIn Gale W. McGee legislative files, 1959-1975 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee photographs, 1916-1980 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Bernard De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gale W. McGee appointment books and daily schedules, 1959-1990 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Staff Scheduling Memoranda. 1977 - 1978. 3/14/77-3/31/77
referencedIn Prentiss Marsh Brown Papers, 1902-1973 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Gale W. McGee environmental files, 1974-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Moss, Frank Edward, 1911-. Papers, 1935-1976. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Reclamation. 1889 - 2008. Moving Images Relating to Reclamation. 1981 - 1996. Central Utah Project, Vernal Unit ; Jensen Drains
referencedIn McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915-. Photographs, 1916-1980. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Frank E. Moss papers, 1931-1992 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. Papers, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1998 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Gale W. McGee departmental files, 1959-1976 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Reclamation. 1889 - 2008. Moving Images Relating to Reclamation. 1981 - 1996. Flaming Gorge Dam
referencedIn Gale W. McGee pre and post-senate personal files, 1937-1992 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
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associatedWith Bennett, Wallace F. (Wallace Foster), 1898-1993. person
associatedWith Bennet, Wallace Foster, 1898- person
associatedWith Bosone, Reva Beck person
associatedWith Bosone, Reva Beck, 1885- person
associatedWith Bosone, Reva Beck, 1895- person
associatedWith Brown, Prentiss Marsh, 1889-1973 person
associatedWith Burton, Laurence J., 1926- person
associatedWith Central Utah Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Colorado River Storage Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Colorado River Storage Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. person
associatedWith Dixie Reclamation Project. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Dugway Proving Ground (Utah) corporateBody
associatedWith ESTHER (EGGERTSEN) PETERSON, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
associatedWith Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976 person
associatedWith Kaiparowits Power Project corporateBody
associatedWith Kaiparowits Project. corporateBody
associatedWith King, David S., 1917- person
associatedWith Lee, J. Bracken (Joseph Bracken), 1899- person
associatedWith Lloyd, Sherman Parkinson, 1914-1979. person
associatedWith Madsen, Roger Bryan person
associatedWith Madsen, Roger Bryan. person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), 1915- person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), d. 1915- person
associatedWith McGee, Gale W. (Gale William), d. 1915-1992 person
associatedWith Niles, Vivian person
associatedWith Niles, Vivian. person
associatedWith North American Water and Power Alliance corporateBody
associatedWith North America Water and Power Alliance. corporateBody
associatedWith North America Water and Power Alliance (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Owens, Wayne, 1937- person
associatedWith Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. person
associatedWith Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. person
associatedWith Richards, LeGrand 1886-1983 person
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Utah. Office of Public Relations corporateBody
associatedWith Utah Wool Growers Association. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Fort Douglas (Utah)
West (U.S.)
Great Salt Lake (Utah)
West (U.S.)
Dugway Proving Grounds (Utah)
Great Salt Lake (Utah)
Fort Douglas (Utah)
Utah
Dugway Proving Ground (Utah)
Fort Douglas (Utah)
Great Salt Lake (Utah)
Utah
Utah
Subject
Reclamation of land--Utah
Reclamation of land
Oil fields
Dixie Reclamation Project
Water conservation
Indians of North America
Water conservation--Utah
Public Utilities
Water and Water Rights
Oil-shale industry--Utah
Coal
National parks and monuments
National parks and reserves
National parks and monuments--Utah
Medicare--Law and legislation
Water--Laws and legislation--Utah
Oil-shale industry
Oil fields--Utah
Radio advertising
Kaiparowits Project
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nursing homes
Television advertising
Mines and Mineral Resources
Wilderness areas--Law and legislation
Politics, Government, and Law
Indians of North America--Utah
Coal--Utah
Indians of North America--West (U.S.)
Political Campaigns
Advertising, political
Water--Law and legislation
Mines and mineral resources--Utah
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Birth 1911-09-23

Death 2003-01-29

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