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Many Utahns likely won’t remember the vital role Senator Frank E. Moss played in Utah and national politics during the 60’s and 70’s. After all, the state’s population has nearly doubled since he left office in 1976. Yet, they continue to benefit from many of the notable accomplishments of the democratic senator’s three terms in Washington.

Funeral services for Senator Moss were held earlier this week. He died January 29 at the age of 91.

Visit Canyonlands and Capitol Reef national parks, and thank Senator Moss for his untiring efforts to see them created.

Take a drink of water and think of Senator Moss’ determination to get the vital Central Utah Project built.

Enjoy the trend toward a tobacco free environment with appreciation for Senator Moss’ aggressive opposition to the tobacco industry.

He battled unceasingly for key consumer legislation and health care issues facing the elderly, including the establishment of minimum standards for nursing homes. After leaving the Senate he became a reasoned advocate for maturing Americans.

It’s true many of today’s Utahns may not have first-hand recollections of Senator Frank E. Moss. But his accomplishments endure, and that is the legacy of one of the most devoted public servants Utah has produced!

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