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Laban Theodore MOORE

(1829-1892)

MOORE, Laban Theodore, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Wayne County, Va. (now West Virginia), near Louisa, Ky., January 13, 1829; attended Marshall Academy in Virginia and was graduated from Marietta College in Ohio; attended Transylvania Law College at Lexington; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Louisa, Ky.; unsuccessful candidate for election 1857 to the State house of representatives; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; during the Civil War raised and enlisted the Fourteenth Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, of which he was elected colonel November 19, 1861, and resigned January 1, 1862; moved to Catlettsburg, where he resumed the practice of law; became a Democrat after the war; member of the State senate in 1881; member of the State constitutional convention in 1890 and 1891; died in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Ky., November 9, 1892; interment in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.

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

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