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William Robert MOORE

(1830-1909)

MOORE, William Robert, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Huntsville, Ala., March 28, 1830; moved to Beech Grove, Tenn., while an infant, and when six years old the family settled in Fosterville, Rutherford County; attended the district schools; at the age of fifteen became a clerk in a dry-goods store in Beech Grove and later in Nashville, Tenn.; engaged in the wholesale dry-goods business in New York City as a salesman 1856-1859; moved to Memphis, Tenn., in 1859 and organized a wholesale dry-goods store; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); declined to accept a renomination in 1882; resumed his business activities; member, State house of representatives, 1889-1891; died in Memphis, Tenn., June 12, 1909; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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