Moses, Robert (1888–1981) By Evans, Adam
Robert Moses was an influential urban planner in New York State in the mid-20th century. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1888, he relocated with his family to New York City in 1897. He studied at Yale University and subsequently at Wadham College, Oxford, achieving his PhD in Political Science from Columbia University in 1914. His deep interest in politics was something that would shape his career, and in the following decades also influence the State and City of New York.