Walter H. Moeller

Walter Henry Moeller ( born March 15, 1910 in New Palestine, Hancock County, Indiana; † 13 April 1999 in Santa Barbara, California ) was an American politician. Between 1959 and 1963, and again from 1965 to 1967, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter Moeller attended the public schools of his home and thereafter until 1935, the Concordia College and Seminary in Springfield (Illinois ). Between 1936 and 1942 he worked as a minister of the Lutheran Church in Decatur. Then he practiced until 1956 from the same activity in Van Wert and Lancaster ( Ohio). From 1942 to 1952 he was also still teachers at Giffen Junior College in Van Wert. In the early 1950s he sat alongside his work as a clergyman his own training first at Defiance College ( until 1951 ) and then at Indiana University ( until 1953 ) continued. He also operated a farm. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1958, Moeller was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Thomas A. Jenkins on January 3, 1959. After a re-election he was able to initially complete two terms in Congress until January 3, 1963. These were shaped by the events of the civil rights movement. In 1959 he was a delegate at a NATO conference in London. In 1962, he lost to Pete Abele. Between 1963 and 1964 Moeller worked as Assistant to the Director for the Department of Education NASA.

In the elections of 1964, Moeller was elected again in the tenth district of his state in Congress, where he Abele replaced again on January 3, 1965. Since he has not been confirmed in 1966, he could spend up to January 3, 1967 just another term in Congress, which was determined by the events of the Vietnam War. Between 1967 and 1976 Walter Moeller worked for the Ministry of Health of the United States in the Department for the Aging. After that, he moved to Santa Barbara, where he spent his retirement. There he worked as a minister for several churches in Southern California again. He died on 13 April 1999 in Santa Barbara.