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Ralph Wilbur MOSS

(1862-1919)

MOSS, Ralph Wilbur, a Representative from Indiana; born in Center Point, Clay County, Ind., April 21, 1862; educated in the common schools of the township and attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., for two years; taught school in Sugar Ridge Township; principal of the graded schools in Harmony, Ind.; subsequently became engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate 1905-1909; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1917); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Sixty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress and for election in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; retired to his farm near Ashboro, Clay County, Ind., where he died on April 26, 1919; interment in Moss Cemetery, near his home.

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

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