John E. MossDemocratic
John Emerson Moss Jr.
Born: April 13, 1915 in Hiawatha, Utah
Married: Jean Kueny (in 1935)
Children: Jennifer Moss and Allison Moss
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: December 5, 1997 in San Francisco, CA
1938: Director, California Young Democrats
1938-1980: Member of California Democratic State Central Committee
1942-1944: national committeeman of California Young Democrats
1978: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on December 31.
- LEGISLATION: Author of the Freedom of Information Act (1968), which was probably the most important open-government law in the history of the United States.
- LEGISLATION: Author of the Consumer Product Safety Act (1972), which created the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- PLACENAME: The John E. Moss Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is located in Sacramento.
- PLACENAME: Moss Drive (near Land Park) in Sacramento, was likely named for Moss, who lived on the street in the 1940s and 1950s.
Source: California Blue Book (1950), (1954)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]
Source: "Biography tells of Sacramento congressman who led a right-to-know revolution" by Michael Doyle, Sacramento Bee (5/29/2011)