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.
BibliographyLemov, Michael R.
Peoples Warrior: John Moss and the Fight for Freedom of Information
and Consumer Rights. Foreword by Ralph Nader. Madison, N. J.:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2011.