MOLEY, RAYMOND (27 Sept. 1886-18 Feb. 1975), professor, presidential advisor, and director of the
Moley wrote speeches and advised FDR in 1932-33. He resigned in Aug. 1933 over conflicts with Secretary of State Cordell Hull, but continued to advise and write speeches for FDR on a part-time, non-paid basis until 1936, when he grew disillusioned with New Deal hostility to business and FDR's increasing involvement in foreign affairs. In 1933 Moley became editor of Today magazine, remaining after the 1937 merger with Newsweek, until 1967. In 1941 he began a nationally syndicated tri-weekly newspaper column. He wrote 19 books.
Moley was a senior advisor to Republican presidential aspirants Wendell Willkie, Barry Goldwater, and Richard Nixon. In 1970 he received the Medal of Freedom. Moley married Eva Dall in 1916 and had 2 sons, Malcolm and Raymond, Jr. They divorced in 1948, and Moley married Frances Hebard in 1949. Moley is buried in Phoenix, Ariz.
Moley, Raymond. Realities and Illusions, 1886-1931, ed. Frank Freidel (1980).
Raymond Moley Papers, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford, Calif.