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

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.

Boise State University Library
Boise, ID
Papers: Correspondence in Frank Church papers, 1941-1984. Finding aid.

Brigham Young University
Special Collections
Provo, UT
Papers: In Vivian Niles letters received, 1967-1975; and Roger Bryan Madsen papers, 1950-1972.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 4 audiotapes (1973-1974) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: February 16, 1977. 29 pages.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Oral History: 1978. 38 pages. Association of Former Members of Congress. Also 300 pages, "Selections From Senator Moss' Travel Diaries.''

Southern Utah University
Special Collections
Cedar City, UT
Papers: Summary of Moss' activities on behalf of Iron County in Democratic Party of Iron County records.

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: In Bernard Augustine De Voto papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1944-1951).

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Oral History: 1971. 5 pages. Limited to reminiscences of Russell.

University of Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library
Salt Lake City, UT
Papers: 1937-1976. 380 items. Chiefly papers from senatorial career (1959-1976) and personal papers (1935-1976) including constituent and other correspondence, speeches and statements, project files, press releases, newsletters, voting records, biographical information, tapes, films, photographs, and memorabilia. Topics include natural resources and energy use, conservation, Vietnam War, impeachment of Richard Nixon, national politics, campaigns, and public health. Finding aid. 24-hour advance notice required.

Utah State Historical Society
Salt Lake City, UT
Papers: 19 photographs of Moss in Washington, D.C.; 14-page typescript of Emery County Project dedication ceremony (July 7, 1966); 15-page typescript of Weber Basin Job Corps dedication ceremony (July 29, 1966); and 13-page typescript of Joes Valley Dam ground-breaking ceremony (June 20, 1963).

  • Halamandaris, Val J. "Frank E. Moss.'' In Profiles In Caring: Advocates for the Elderly, pp. 99-120. Washington: Caring Publishing, 1991.
  • Moss, Frank E. The Water Crisis. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1967.
  • Moss, Frank E., and Val J. Halamandaris. Too Old, Too Sick, Too Bad: Nursing Homes in America. Germantown, MD: Aspen Systems Corp., 1977.