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Frank E. Moss political reports

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8536


  • 1961-1963


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Frank E. Moss political reports must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Frank E. Moss (1911-2003) was a lawyer and United States senator.

Frank E. Moss was born on September 23, 1911 in Holladay, Utah to parents James E. and Maud Nixon Moss. In 1929 he graduated from Granite High school and went on to attend the University of Utah where he double majored in speech and history. It is here that he met his wife Phyllis Hart and they were married on June 20, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they had four children.

Soon after their marriage, Moss moved to Washington D.C. where he studied at George Washington University. Here he received his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1937 before being admitted to the bar.

From 1937 to 1939 Moss worked as a member of the legal staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He returned to Utah where he opened a private practice in Salt Lake City and became a law clerk to Utah Supreme Court justice James H. Wolfe. In 1940 he was elected a judge of Salt Lake City's Municiple Court. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a judge.

Following his military service he returned to Salt Lake where he was re-elected as city judge. In 1958, Moss ran for U.S. Senate and won after the votes had been split between his two Republican opponents. During this term, Moss worked to promote programs such as Medicaid. In 1964, he was re-elected and in 1970 elected yet again, this time focusing more on water issues. He also worked to secure national parks for the state of Utah. He ran for a fourth term but lost to Orrin Hatch. He returned to law, working in both Washington D.C. and Salt Lake City.

Moss passed away on January 29, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah where he is buried.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

It is unknown how the collection was obtained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Frank E. Moss political reports
Catie Freedman
2015 February 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States