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Gabriel MOORE

(1785-1845)
Senate Years of Service:
1831-1833; 1833-1837
Party:
Jacksonian; Anti-Jackson

MOORE, Gabriel, a Representative and a Senator from Alabama; born in Stokes County, N.C., around 1785; pursued an academic course and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1810; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Huntsville, Mississippi Territory; member, Mississippi and then Alabama Territorial house of representatives and served as speaker in 1817; delegate to the Alabama State constitutional convention in 1819; member, Alabama State senate 1819-1820, and served as speaker in 1820; elected to the Seventeenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1829); was not a candidate for renomination in 1828; Governor of Alabama 1829-1831; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1831, to March 3, 1837; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; moved to Caddo, Tex., in 1843, where he died in 1845; interment in Moore Family Cemetery, Caddo, Wilson County, Tex.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Doss, Harriet E. Amos, “The Rise and Fall of an Alabama Founding Father, Gabriel Moore.” The Alabama Review 53 (July 2000): 163-176; Martin, John M. ”The Senatorial Career of Gabriel Moore.” Alabama Historical Quarterly 26 (Summer 1964): 249-81.

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

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