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Joseph Hampton MOORE

(1864-1950)

MOORE, Joseph Hampton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J., March 8, 1864; attended the common schools; studied law; reporter on the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Court Combination 1881-1894; chief clerk to the city treasurer of Philadelphia 1894-1897; secretary to the mayor in 1900; president of the Allied Republican Clubs of Philadelphia, of the Pennsylvania State League, and of the National League of Republican Clubs 1900-1906; city treasurer 1901-1903; appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as the first Chief of the Bureau of Manufactures, Department of Commerce and Labor, in January 1905, but resigned after six months’ service to become president of a Philadelphia trust company; president of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association 1907-1947; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George A. Castor; reelected to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from November 6, 1906, to January 4, 1920, when he resigned to become mayor of Philadelphia; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1920-1923; appointed by the State Department as a delegate to the International Navigation Congress at Cairo, Egypt, in 1926; again elected mayor of Philadelphia 1932-1935; died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1950; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Bibliography

Drayer, Robert E. “J. Hampton Moore: An Old Fashioned Republican.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1961.

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

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