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The George Moss Collection at Monmouth University: About George H. Moss, Jr.

George H. Moss, Jr. Biography

By Amanda Macchia, Introduction to Public History, Spring 2018

George H. Moss, Jr. was born on March 2, 1923 in New York City. Growing up, he attended the Horace Mann School and then the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and during World War II served in Company D, Office of Strategic Services (OSS), 2677TH REGIMENT, 15TH Army Group, in Washington D.C., Egypt, Palestine, and Libya in the Middle Eastern Theater and in Italy in the European Theater. Moss was honorably discharged and upon his return to New York worked at the New York Stock Exchange.

Throughout his life, Moss was also a dedicated historian for Rumson, and Monmouth County generally. He authored several books, and collected items such as paintings, postcards, news clipping, stereocards, and other ephemera related to the history of Monmouth County. Ultimately, his collecting resulted in the George H. Moss, Jr. Collection that is the subject of this libguide.

For the work that Moss contributed to both Rumson and Monmouth County, he received a few awards including the Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission, the Jane G. Clayton Award from the County of Monmouth, and the Richard J. Hughes Award from the New Jersey Historical Commission. 

George H. Moss, Jr. passed away on February 25, 2009.

Further Reading:

www.legacy.com/obituaries/mycentraljersey/obituary.aspx?n=george-h-moss&pid=124631290

http://www.visitmonmouth.com/oralhistory/bios/MossGeorge%20.htm  

https://njs.libraries.rutgers.edu/index.php/njs/article/view/109/129

https://www.monmouthcountyclerk.com/archives/record-groups/special-collections/george-h-moss-jr-papers/

http://www1.gmnews.com/2009/03/05/george-h-moss-jr-a-retrospect/