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Nicholas Ruxton MOORE

(1756-1816)

MOORE, Nicholas Ruxton, a Representative from Maryland; born near Baltimore Town, Baltimore County, Md., July 21, 1756; attended the common schools; member of Gist’s Baltimore Independent Cadets and served throughout the greater part of the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of captain; took an active part in the suppression of the Whisky Insurrection in 1794; member of the State house of delegates in 1801 and 1802; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1811); chairman, Committee on Accounts (Tenth and Eleventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twelfth Congress; appointed lieutenant colonel commandant of the sixth regimental cavalry district of Maryland on February 20, 1812; elected to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1813, until his resignation in 1815 before the convening of the Fourteenth Congress; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Thirteenth Congress); died in Baltimore, Md., October 7, 1816; interment in a private cemetery near Ruxton, Baltimore County, Md.

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

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