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John MOORE

(1788-1867)

MOORE, John, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Berkeley County, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1788; pursued an academic course; moved to Franklin, La.; member of the State house of representatives 1825-1834; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rice Garland; reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from December 17, 1840, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress); moved to New Iberia, La.; elected to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); delegate to the State secession convention in 1861; died in Franklin, La., June 17, 1867; interment on his estate, “The Shadows,” near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, La.

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

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