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Arthur Harry MOORE

(1879-1952)
Senate Years of Service:
1935-1938
Party:
Democrat

MOORE, Arthur Harry, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., July 3, 1879; attended the public schools and Cooper Union College, New York City; stenographer; graduated from the New Jersey Law School at Newark; admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; secretary to the mayor of Jersey City 1908-1911; city collector 1911-1913; commissioner of Jersey City 1913-1925; Governor of New Jersey 1926-1928, 1932-1934; attained national prominence when, as governor, he took charge of the investigation into the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1935, to January 17, 1938, when he resigned, having been elected governor; Governor of New Jersey 1938-1940; resumed the practice of law in Jersey City, N.J.; died in Branchburg Township, Somerset County, N.J., November 18, 1952; interment in New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.

Bibliography

Bloodgood, Fred L. The Quiet Hour. Trenton: MacCrellish and Quigley Co., 1940.

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

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