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Merrill MOORES

(1856-1929)

MOORES, Merrill, a Representative from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Ind., April 21, 1856; attended the public schools, Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind., and Willamette University, Salem, Oreg.; was graduated from Yale University in 1878 and from the Central Law School of Indiana (now Indiana Law School) at Indianapolis in 1880; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; chairman of the Marion County Republican committee 1892-1896; assistant attorney general of Indiana 1894-1903; president of the Indiana State Bar Association and of the Indianapolis Bar Association in 1908; Indiana commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform State Laws 1909-1925; member of the executive council of the Interparliamentary Union in 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924 and for nomination in 1926; resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, Ind.; served as vice president of the American Systems and Audit Co.; died October 21, 1929, in Indianapolis, Ind.; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

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