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Samuel McDowell MOORE

(1796-1875)

MOORE, Samuel McDowell, (son of Andrew Moore), a Representative from Virginia; born in Philadelphia, Pa., on February 9, 1796; attended the public schools and Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., where he settled after leaving college; member of the State house of delegates 1825-1833; member of the Virginia constitutional convention of 1829; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; again a member of the house of delegates in 1836 and 1837; served in the State senate 1845-1847; delegate to the secession convention in 1861; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., on September 17, 1875; interment in Lexington Cemetery.

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

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