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Henry Dunning MOORE

(1817-1887)

MOORE, Henry Dunning, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Goshen, Orange County, N.Y., April 13, 1817; moved with his parents to New York City in 1828; attended the public schools; engaged in the tailoring business; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1844 and engaged in the mahogany and marble business; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for reelection in 1852; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Philadelphia in 1856; elected State treasurer during Governor Curtin’s administration and served 1861-1863, 1864-1865; appointed collector of the port of Philadelphia, Pa., on March 30, 1869, and served until March 26, 1871, when he resigned; traveled in Europe and resided in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1870-1877; became associated with and managed the silver mines known as “The Daisy” in Big Evens Gulch near Leadville, Colo., from 1885 until his death there on August 11, 1887; interment in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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