Andrew Howard Moxam, senior advisor at the U.S. Census Bureau, passed away at age 66 on November 9, 2018, in Laurel, Maryland. The youngest son of Beth Cowing Moxam and F. Keith Moxam, Andy was born May 3, 1952, in Flint, Michigan. He attended Civic Park Elementary, Longfellow Junior High, and Northern High School. After completing high school at Lake Forest Academy in Illinois, Andy returned home to work and attend college. A graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint, he earned his master’s degree in The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
He had a distinguished 40-year career in federal government. He was accepted in the first class of Presidential Management Interns in Washington, D.C., in 1977, working in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce. He rose from that intern position to the Senior Executive Service in 1990 and served as Comptroller in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Comptroller in the Census Bureau, and Acting Chief Financial Officer in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He retired in 2016. He served on the Advisory Board for the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy during that organization’s very successful fundraising campaign to construct a home for the school.
Throughout his life, Andy gathered friends wherever he went. He loved laughing and sharing stories, traveling, reading, entertaining, and being with friends and family. He was known for his love of life, his kind, caring, and generous soul, and his lengthy deliberations during word and card games. He had a passion for horses, fine wine, and good cigars.
Andy is survived by his son Alex Moxam and daughter-in-law Samantha Combs; brother and sister-in-law Guy and Linda Moxam, brother Frank Moxam; sister and brother-in-law Molly and Gregg Kalifut; nieces Sarah Moxam and Angela Smith and her husband Buster; nephew Max Kalifut; great-nephew Lee, great-niece Gabi, and several dear cousins and friends.
A celebration of Andy’s life will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Brass Horse Room at Laurel Park, 198 Laurel Race Track Rd., Laurel, MD 20725. During the celebration, brief remarks will be made and friends will be invited to share thoughts and memories.
A gathering for family and friends will also be held in Michigan this summer, with details to be announced later.