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Jesse Hale MOORE

(1817-1883)

MOORE, Jesse Hale, a Representative from Illinois; born near Lebanon, St. Clair County, Ill., April 22, 1817; was graduated from McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill., in 1842; taught school in Nashville, Ill., 1842-1844; and at Georgetown, Ill., 1844-1848; studied for the ministry and was ordained a Methodist minister in 1849; served in the Union Army as colonel of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, September 13, 1862; honorably mustered out June 11, 1865; presiding elder of the Decatur district of the Illinois conference in 1868 and resided in Decatur, Ill.; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Forty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; United States pension agent, Springfield, Ill., 1873-1877; served as pastor of Mechanicsburg (Ill.) Methodist Church; was appointed by President Arthur as United States consul at Callao, Peru, October 27, 1881, and served until his death there on July 11, 1883; interment in Callao, Peru; reinterment in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Ill.

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

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