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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesNorth Dakota

John MOSES

(1885-1945)
Senate Years of Service:
1945-1945
Party:
Democrat

MOSES, John, a Senator from North Dakota; born in Strand, Norway, June 12, 1885; attended the public schools and graduated from Junior College, Oslo, Norway; immigrated to the United States in 1905 and settled in Benson, Swift County, Minn.; worked as a laborer, farm hand, clerk, and freight-claim investigator; secretary of the State Teachers College, Valley City, N.Dak., 1911-1913; graduated from the law school of the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks in 1915; admitted to the bar in 1915 and practiced law in Hope and Hebron, N.Dak., before moving to Hazen, N.Dak., in 1917; also engaged in agricultural pursuits and banking; State’s attorney of Mercer County, N.Dak., 1919-1923 and 1927-1933; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1936; elected Governor in 1938 and reelected in 1940 and 1942; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945, until his death on March 3, 1945, at Rochester, Minn., where he had gone for an operation; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck, N.Dak.

Bibliography

Schweitzer, Adam. “John Moses and the New Deal in North Dakota.” Master’s thesis, University of North Dakota, 1954; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 79th Cong., 1st sess. 1947. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1947.

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

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