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Charles Adams Mosher

Charles Adams Mosher (May 7, 1906 – November 16, 1984) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.

Charles Adams Mosher
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byAlbert David Baumhart, Jr.
Succeeded byDon Pease
Member of the Ohio Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1906-05-07)May 7, 1906
Sandwich, Illinois
DiedNovember 16, 1984(1984-11-16) (aged 78)
Oberlin, Ohio
Resting placeWestwood Cemetery, Oberlin
Political partyRepublican
Alma materOberlin College

Charles Adams Mosher was born in Sandwich, Illinois. He graduated from Sandwich High School, and Oberlin College in 1928. He was employed on daily newspapers in Aurora, Illinois, and Janesville, Wisconsin, from 1929 to 1940. He was president and manager of the Oberlin Printing Company and editor-publisher of the Oberlin News-Tribune, 1940-1961. He was vice chairman of Oberlin City Council, 1945-1951. He was a member of the Ohio State Senate from 1951 to 1960, a member of Ohio Legislative Service Commission from 1947 to 1959, and vice chairman of the Ohio School Survey Commission from 1954 to 1955. He was a delegate to the White House Conference on Education in 1955, director of the Oberlin Improvement and Development Corporation and a member of Presidential Commission on Marine Science, Engineering and Resources, 1967-1969. In 1961 he was listed as being on the Committee on Science and Astronautics. Chaired by Overton Brooks, and therefore a contributor to what has now become popularly known as the 'Brookings Report' (1961). The report dealt with the long term implications for American Society of Space exploration.

Mosher was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He was not a candidate for re-election in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress. In 1977, he was elected to the Common Cause National Governing Board. He was the executive director of the House Science and Technology Committee in Washington, D.C., September 1977 – 1979. He was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center at the Smithsonian Institution in 1980. He received his M.A. from Oberlin College in 1982. He was a resident of Oberlin, Ohio, until his death on November 16, 1984, at the age of 78.


  • Mosher, Charles Adams. Reinterpreting Congress and Its Works; A Speculative Theory Essayed: The Reflections, Confessions and Credo of Charles Adams Mosher. Oberlin, OH: C. A. Mosher, 1984.


  • United States Congress. "Charles Adams Mosher (id: M001031)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • Charles Adams Mosher at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert David Baumhart, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Donald J. Pease