Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Moss, Frank

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MOSS, Frank, lawyer, b. in Cold Spring, N. Y., 16 March, 1860. He received a common-school education, and studied in the College of the city of New York, but did not complete his course there. He then took up the practice of law in New York city. Mr. Moss is counsel for the Society for the prevention of crime. During the Lexow investigation of municipal affairs in New York city in 1895 he was assistant counsel to the investigating committee, and during a similar investigation in 1899, conducted by a committee of which Robert Mazet was chairman, Mr. Moss acted as counsel in charge. In 1897 he was president of the New York board of police. He has written a history of New York city in three volumes, entitled “The American Metropolis” (New York, 1897).