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George Higgins MOSES

(1869-1944)
Senate Years of Service:
1918-1933
Party:
Republican

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.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography; Gallagher, Edward J. George H. Moses: A Profile. Laconia, N.H.: Citizen Publishing House, 1975; Symonds, Merrill A. “George Higgins Moses of New Hampshire - The Man and the Era.” Ph.D. dissertation. Clark University, 1955.

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

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