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William Sutton MOORE

(1822-1877)

MOORE, William Sutton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Amity, Amwell Township, Washington County, Pa., November 18, 1822; attended the rural schools, and was graduated from Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa., in 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar in November 1848 and commenced practice in Washington, Pa.; prothonotary of Washington County 1854-1857; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1856; also engaged in the newspaper business as editor and part owner of the Reporter in 1857; treasurer of Washington County 1863-1866; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; died in Washington, Pa., December 30, 1877; interment in Washington Cemetery.

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

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