MOSES, George Higgins (1869-1944)
Senate Years of Service: 1918-1933

MOSES, GEORGE HIGGINS, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Lubec, Washington County, Maine, February 9, 1869; attended the public schools of Eastport, Maine, and Franklin, N.H.; graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., in 1887 and from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1890; private secretary to the Governor 1889-1891; reporter, news editor, and chief editor on the Concord Evening Monitor 1892-1918; member and secretary of the New Hampshire Forestry Commission 1893-1907; United States Minister to Greece and Montenegro 1909-1912; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on November 5, 1918, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob H. Gallinger; reelected in 1920, and again in 1926, and served from November 6, 1918, to March 3, 1933; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-ninth through the Seventy-second Congresses; chairman, Committee on Printing (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-eighth Congresses), Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses), Committee on Rules (Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 and for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1936; engaged in literary work in Concord, N.H., and Washington, D.C.; died in Concord, N.H., December 20, 1944; interment in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, N.H.

Brown University
Providence, RI
Papers: September 18, 1926; February 18, 1929. 2 letters.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: 1921-1932. 4 letters. Also in Robert Perkins Bass papers, 1849-1954.

Massachusetts State Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 3 letters to Washburn in Robert Morris Washburn papers, 1868-1946.

New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: 1893-1924. 3 boxes.

Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In Leonard Wood letters, 1971-1927; and Henry Cabot Lodge correspondence, 1877-1924.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974. Finding aid.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1885-1955.

  • Gallagher, Edward J. George H. Moses: A Profile. Laconia, NH: Citizen Publishing House, 1975.
  • Moses, George H., ed. New Hampshire Men. A Collection of Biographical Sketches, with Portraits, of Sons and Residents of the State Who Have Become Known in Commercial, Professional, and Political Life. Concord: New Hampshire Publishing Co., 1893.
  • Symonds, Merrill Augustus. "George Higgins Moses of New Hampshire--the Man and the Era.'' Ph.D. dissertation, Clark University, 1955.