Frank Edward (Ted) MOSS, Congress, UT (1911-2003)

Senate Years of Service:

MOSS, Frank Edward (Ted), a Senator from Utah; born in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 23, 1911; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Utah in 1933 and from George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1937; admitted to the bar in 1937; attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., 1937-1939; during the Second World War served as judge advocate in the European Theater with the Air Corps 1942-1945; colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve (Ret.); elected Salt Lake City judge in 1940, reelected in 1945 and served until 1950 when he resigned; elected Salt Lake County attorney in 1950, reelected in 1954 and served until 1959; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958; reelected in 1964 and again in 1970 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976; chairman, Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (Ninety-third and Ninety-fourth Congresses); secretary, Democratic Conference, and served on the Steering and Policy Committees; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; was a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, until his death due to pneumonia on January 29, 2003; interment in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Moss, Frank E. The Water Crisis. New York: Praeger, 1967; Moss, Frank, and Val J. Halamandaris. Too Old, Too Sick, Too Bad: Nursing Homes in America. Germantown, MD: Aspen Systems Corp., 1977.

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