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Edward Wheeler Goss (April 27, 1893 – December 27, 1972) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, Goss attended the public schools and was graduated from Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He entered the military service September 6, 1918, was assigned to the Fortieth Company, Tenth Battalion, One Hundred and Sixty-sixth Depot Brigade, and served until his discharge as a sergeant on December 4, 1918. He engaged in the manufacture of brass 1912-1930. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1924, 1928, and 1932. He served in the State senate 1926-1928.

Goss was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James P. Glynn and at the same time was elected to the Seventy-second Congress. He was reelected to the Seventy-third Congress and served from November 4, 1930, to January 3, 1935. He was an unsuccessful for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. Statistical and research work in Washington, D.C. from 1935 to 1939. Enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, May 25, 1942, as chief bosun mate, promoted to lieutenant, and served until discharged February 15, 1948. Distributor for Investors Diversified Services, Inc., of Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1948 to 1951. He died in Miami, Florida, December 27, 1972 and was cremated. His ashes were interred in Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Connecticut.


  • United States Congress. "Edward W. Goss (id: G000334)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James P. Glynn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 5th congressional district

November 4, 1930 – January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
J. Joseph Smith