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Harold Moss
Harold Moss 04B.jpg
34th Mayor of Tacoma
In office
January 1994 – 1996
Preceded byJack Hyde
Succeeded byBrian Ebersole
Member of the Tacoma City Council
In office
In office
1970 – 1975
Personal details
BornOctober 1, 1929(1929-10-01)
Gilmer, Texas, U.S.
DiedSeptember 21, 2020(2020-09-21) (aged 90)
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
Alma materLewis College of Business
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Battles/warsKorean War

Harold Moss (October 1, 1929 – September 21, 2020)[1] was an American politician and businessman. He was the 34th mayor of Tacoma, Washington.[2][3] He was the first African American member of the city's council.[4][5]

Moss died on September, 21, 2020 at the age of 90 in Tacoma, Washington.[6]


  1. Staff, KOMO News (2020-09-22). "Tacoma's first Black mayor, Harold Moss, dies at age 90". 
  2. Chronology of Tacoma Mayors
  3. Cory Campbell, "Moss, Harold (1929- )", Accessed online 6 February 2009.
  4. P-I Staff and News Services, Unanimous Council Vote for Moss as New Mayor, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 26, 1994, p. B2. Accessed online 6 February 2009.
  5. Notes for Series: TRUEBLOOD Image#: 1986 Date: 10-13-1970 Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine, Tacoma Public Library Image Archives. Accessed online 6 February 2009.
  6. Sailor, Craig. "Harold Moss, Tacoma’s first Black mayor and a city icon, has died" (in en-US).