Raymond Moley
Raymond Moley

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Name: Raymond Moley
Occupation: Politician
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 27, 1886
Death Date: Feb 18, 1975 (age 88)
Age: Aged 88
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Raymond Moley

Raymond Moley was born on September 27, 1886 in United States (88 years old). Raymond Moley is a Politician, zodiac sign: Libra. Find out Raymond Moleynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Cleveland civil leader who was the assembler of Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'Brain Trust', a group of trust advisors who helped him with the details of his infamous New Deal.


After some time he quit his position on FDR's staff and grew disillusioned in the New Deal economic policies and the president's involvement in foreign affairs.

Does Raymond Moley Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Raymond Moley died on Feb 18, 1975 (age 88).

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Before Fame

As a close advisor to FDR, he wrote many of the president's speeches, and invented the 'New Deal' label for the set of policies designed to pull American out of the Depression.

Biography Timeline


The son of Felix James and Agnes Fairchild Moley, he was educated at Baldwin-Wallace College and Oberlin College and received his PhD from Columbia University in 1918. He taught in several schools in Ohio until 1914. In 1916 he was appointed instructor and assistant professor of politics at Western Reserve University and from 1919 was director of the Cleveland Foundation. In 1918–19 he was also director of Americanization work under the Ohio State Council of Defense. He joined the Barnard College faculty in 1923, then became a professor of law at Columbia University from 1928–1954, where he was a specialist on the criminal justice system.


Moley supported then-New York Governor Franklin Roosevelt, and it was Moley who recruited fellow Columbia professors to form the original "Brain Trust" to advise Roosevelt during his presidential campaign of 1932. Despite ridicule from editorial and political cartoonists, the "Brain Trust" went to Washington and became powerful figures in Roosevelt's New Deal, with Moley writing important speeches for the president. For example, he wrote the majority of Roosevelt's first inaugural address, although he is not credited with penning the famous line, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." He was responsible for FDR's use of the term "the Forgotten Man" in earlier speeches. He claimed credit for inventing the term "New Deal," though its precise provenance remains open to debate. Moley also wrote various pamphlets and articles on the teaching of government. Praising the new president's first moves in March 1933, he concluded that capitalism "was saved in eight days."


Moley was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Richard Nixon on April 22, 1970.

Family Life

Raymond was born in Berea, Ohio, where he stayed through his college years.

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