MOFFETT, Anthony John (Toby), Jr.

MOFFETT, Anthony John (Toby), Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


MOFFETT, Anthony John (Toby), Jr., A Representative from Connecticut; born in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass., August 18, 1944; attended Suffield (Conn.) Elementary School; graduated, Suffield High School; A.B., Syracuse (N.Y.) University, 1966; studied in Florence, Italy, 1963-1964; M.A., Boston (Mass.) College, 1968; served as Director, Office of Students and Youth, Office of United States Commissioner of Education, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1969-1970; staff assistant to United States Senator Walter F. Mondale, 1970-1971; director, Connecticut (Hartford) Citizen Action Group, 1971-1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate in 1982 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; television news anchorman in West Hartford, Conn., 1986-1989; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990; is a resident of Stony Creek, Conn.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Connecticut
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

Storrs, CT
Papers: 1975-1982, 48 linear feet. The Anthony J. “Toby” Moffett Papers, which are unprocessed, include documentation of Moffett's campaigns, legislation, correspondence, and career in the U.S. House of Representatives in a variety of formats (paper, images, moving images and publications).

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Connecticut Citizen Action Group records, 1962-ongoing, 117 linear feet. Moffett included in his role as former director.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
1982-1990; 1 commercial on 1 videoreel, 17 commercials on 5 videocassettes, and 5 commercials on 1 audiotape reel. The commercials were used during Anthony Moffett's campaigns for the 1982 U.S. senatorial election and the 1990 U.S. congressional election in District 5 of Connecticut, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Moffett, Toby. Nobody’s Business; The Political Intruder’s Guide to Everyone’s State Legislature. Introduction by Ralph Nader. Riverside, Conn.: Chatham Press, 1973.

.——. The Participation Put-on; Reflections of a Disenchanted Washington Youth Expert. New York: Delacorte Press, 1971.

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