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Oscar Fitzallen MOORE

(1817-1885)

MOORE, Oscar Fitzallen, a Representative from Ohio; born in Lagrange, Jefferson County, Ohio, January 27, 1817; attended the public schools and Wellsburg Academy, and was graduated from Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa., in 1836; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1839; member of the state house of representatives in 1850 and 1851; member of the state senate in 1852 and 1853; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; served as lieutenant colonel and later as colonel of the Thirty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War; resumed the practice of his profession in Portsmouth, Ohio; died at Waverly, Ohio, June 24, 1885; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, Ohio.

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

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