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Arch Alfred MOORE, Jr.

(1923- )

MOORE, Arch Alfred, Jr., (father of Shelley Moore Capito), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Moundsville, Marshall County, W. Va., April 16, 1923; attended, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 1943; B.A., West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.,1948; L.L.B., West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va., 1951; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1943-1946; member of the West Virginia state house of delegates, 1953-1955; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968; governor of West Virginia, 1969-1973; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1978; Governor of West Virginia, 1985-1989; unsuccessful candidate for reelection for governor of West Virginia in 1988.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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