Edward Wheeler GOSS, Congress, CT (1893-1972)


GOSS, Edward Wheeler, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Waterbury, Conn., April 27, 1893; attended the public schools and was graduated from Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.; entered the military service September 6, 1918, was assigned to the Fortieth Company, Tenth Battalion, One Hundred and Sixty-sixth Depot Brigade, and served until his discharge as a sergeant on December 4, 1918; engaged in the manufacture of brass 1912-1930; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1924, 1928, and 1932; served in the State senate 1926-1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James P. Glynn and at the same time was elected to the Seventy-second Congress; reelected to the Seventy-third Congress and served from November 4, 1930, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; statistical and research work in Washington, D.C., 1935-1939; enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, May 25, 1942, as chief bosun mate, promoted to lieutenant, and served until discharged February 15, 1948; distributor for Investors Diversified Services, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn., 1948-1951; died in Miami, Fla., December 27, 1972; cremated; ashes interred in Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present