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John William MOORE

(1877-1941)

MOORE, John William, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Morgantown, Butler County, Ky., June 9, 1877; attended the public schools and completed a commercial course at Bryant and Stratton College at Louisville in 1897; became a clerk with the Morgantown Deposit Bank in 1898; engaged in the timber business 1899-1919; cashier for the Morgantown Deposit Bank 1920-1925; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth Congress in a special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Robert Y. Thomas, Jr. and reelected to the succeeding Congress (December 26, 1925-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-first Congress in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress in a special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Charles W. Roark, and reelected to the succeeding Congress (June 1, 1929-March 3, 1933); was not a candidate for renomination to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932; resumed his former business pursuits; employed in the Federal Housing Administration at Washington, D.C., as an assistant comptroller 1935-1941; died in Washington, D.C., December 11, 1941; interment in Morgantown Cemetery, Morgantown, Ky.

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

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