William Moss's Bio:
Born in Wyoming 1920, William Moss grew up in the oil fields of Odessa, Texas. After graduating from Baylor University and serving in the U.S. Air Corps during World War II, Moss embarked on a career that would involve oil and gas exploration, ranching, securities, motion pictures, television, charities, and religious organizations.
As he gained business experience, Moss quickly gained recognition as a visionary and wise leader. His business expertise extends far beyond the field of oil and gas. He has overseen the organization and operation of over 15 companies and taken a leadership role in many civic, spiritual, and educational endeavors.
Moss was a member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Investment Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee for the American University, Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Southern Methodist University Foundation for Business Administration and was appointed to the Executive Advisory Board of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation. He founded the William Moss Institute, a charitable and educational organization at the American University.
Moss was also the Founder, Chairman and President of Television Corporation of America which produced the Peabody award-winning “784 Days That Changed America—From Watergate to Resignation”.
Moss has become an important figure in the Republican Party and has been entrusted with several key responsibilities. In 1988 he served as Vice Chairman for the George H. W. Bush the President’s National Finance Committee. He also served on the George H. W. Bush for President National Steering Committee, was founder of Team 100, and also a member of the National Republican Senatorial Trust Committee.
In 1989, at the request of President George H. W. Bush, Moss organized and was chairman of the President’s Drug Advisory Council, which functioned as part of the Executive Branch of the White House. The Council was formed to advise the President on ways to involve the private sector in the war on drugs, ultimately resulting in the “Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America,” which is currently operating in approximately 40 states and communities across the nation. Having worked closely on several occasions with pollster George Gallup, Moss continues to research moral and ethical trends among voters—particularly young voters.
William Moss counts presidents, prime ministers, and other world influencers among his many friends. His career has been an unqualified success. But neither the friends nor the achievements could fill the spiritual void in Moss’s life. In recent years, he has found true inner peace in Christ and through the practice of Christian meditation. Moss joined Alcoholics Anonymous at the age of 85 and will soon celebrate 5 years of sobriety.
In the twilight of his life, Moss began to experience God’s transforming grace and developed a deep love for Scripture. He married his wife, Dianne, on Christmas day in 1995 and became an Episcopalian the same year. “Dianne’s love and her influence on my life were vital to my redemption process. I thank God every day for our marriage and for the new life God has given me through His Son,” Moss says. Moss now devotes his days to studying the Bible and writing original prayers. After several years of research and practice in the ancient art of Christian meditation, he has penned his first book, Finding Inner Peace: During Troubled Times.
Moss is a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas. During his time at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California and at St. John the Evangelist Monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he helped to establish capitol campaigns. He is also still active with the Monastery, where he had his first retreat in 2003. He resides in Dallas with his wife Dianne and little dog, Champ.
Visit William's website at www.williammoss.org