MOSER, Guy Louis, (1886 - 1961)


Campaign card, 1942, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

MOSER, Guy Louis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm in Amity Township, Berks County, Pa., January 23, 1886; attended the rural schools, and Keystone State Teachers’ College, Kutztown, Pa.; engaged in painting and paperhanging 1898-1904; taught school in Amity Township, Berks County, Pa., in 1903 and 1904; railway postal clerk 1904-1914; post office inspector 1914-1926; engaged in investment banking in Philadelphia, Pa., 1926-1931 and later in agricultural pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in 1932 and 1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Census (Seventy-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942 and for the Democratic nomination in 1944, 1948, and in 1950; resumed agricultural pursuits and also engaged in public speaking; died in Reading, Pa., May 9, 1961; interment in Amityville Church Cemetery, Athol, Pa.