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John Emerson MOSS

(1915-1997)

MOSS, John Emerson, a Representative from California; born in Hiawatha, Carbon County, Utah, April 13, 1915; moved to Sacramento, Calif., with his parents in 1923; attended the public schools and Sacramento Junior College 1931-1933; engaged in sales, credit executive, and retail business 1938-1943; member of California Democratic State Central committee 1938-1980; national committeeman of California Young Democrats 1942-1944; served in the United States Navy 1943-1945; licensed real estate broker, 1945-1984; member of the State assembly and served as assistant Democratic floor leader at the 1949-1952 sessions; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died on December 5, 1997, in San Francisco, Calif.; interment in the Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Sacramento, Calif.

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

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