Charles Adams Mosher

Charles Adams Mosher ( born May 7, 1906 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois, † November 16, 1984 in Oberlin, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1961 and 1977 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Mosher visited the Sandwich High School and then completed in 1928 Oberlin College. Between 1929 and 1940 he worked in Aurora and Janesville (Wisconsin ) in the newspaper business. After that, he was president and manager of the Oberlin Printing Company. From 1940 to 1961 he edited the newspaper Oberlin News - Tribune. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. From 1945 to 1951 he was deputy chairman of the City Council of Oberlin; between 1951 to 1960 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio. He was also a 1947-1959 member of the Legislative Services Commission. In 1955, he participated as a delegate to the White House Conference on Education, a conference convened by President Dwight D. Eisenhower Education Conference. Moreover, he held in Oberlin in Ohio and other local offices.

In the congressional elections of 1960, Mosher was in the 13th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Albert David Baum Hart on January 3, 1961. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1977 eight legislatures. From 1967 to 1969 he was a member of the Presidential Commission on Marine Science, Engineering and Resources. During his time in Congress were, among others, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement and in 1974, the Watergate affair. In 1976 he gave up another candidacy.

Between 1977 and 1979, he served as Executive Director for the Congress Committee on Science and Technology. In 1980 he worked for the Woodrow Wilson Center at the Smithsonian Institution. He died on November 16, 1984 in Oberlin, where he was also buried.