MOODY, Arthur Edson Blair, (1902 - 1954)

Senate Years of Service: 1951-1952
Party: Democrat

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MOODY, Arthur Edson Blair, a Senator from Michigan; born in New Haven, Conn., February 13, 1902; attended the public schools in Providence, R.I.; graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1922; instructor in history, Moses Brown Preparatory School, Providence, R.I., 1922-1923; moved to Detroit, Mich.; reporter covering Washington, D.C., for the Detroit News 1923-1951; correspondent for Barron’s Financial Weekly 1934-1948 and also wrote extensively for the North American Newspaper Alliance and the Bell Syndicate; combat war correspondent in 1944, covering the war in Italy, Africa, the British Isles, the Middle East, and Iran; moderated a radio and television program ‘Meet Your Congress’ 1946-1952; foreign correspondent 1947-1948; appointed on April 22, 1951, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Arthur H. Vandenberg and served from April 23, 1951, to November 4, 1952; unsuccessful candidate for election to fill the vacancy and also for election to the full term; resumed his newspaper and radio career; died in Ann Arbor, Mich., while campaigning for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator, July 20, 1954; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.


Dictionary of American Biography; Moody, Blair. Boom or Bust. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941.