George Moses, Longtime AP Bureau Chief, Dies at 91

By: A longtime Minnesota bureau chief of The Associated Press -- who covered everything from the Beatles' 1965 concert at Met Stadium to the opening of the Guthrie Theater -- has died.

George Moses was 91. His daughter Sue says Moses died in his sleep, three days after fracturing his hip in a fall.

For two decades, Moses oversaw the AP in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

In the 1960 presidential race, Moses called Minnesota for John Kennedy, putting Kennedy over the top in the AP's count of electoral votes and electing the Democrat over Republican Richard Nixon.

Moses began his career at the Bismarck, North Dakota, Tribune and joined the AP in Bismarck as a reporter in 1940. After four years in the Army in World War Two, he became Bismarck correspondent for the AP in 1946.

In 1950, Moses became AP bureau chief in Minneapolis. He retired from that job in 1970 because of hearing problems that began in the Army and started teaching journalism at Macalester College in St. Paul.

Moses chaired Macalester's journalism program until 1980 when he retired to Nye, Montana.

A memorial service is scheduled Thursday in Absarokee (ab-SOHR'-kee), Montana. A service also is planned in Minneapolis.


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