William Moore

U.S. Congressperson

1810 – 1878

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Who was William Moore?

William Moore, was an American Republican Party politician, who served in the United States House of Representatives, where he represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district from 1867 to 1871.

Moore was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on December 25, 1810. He attended private schools for a short time, became engaged in mercantile pursuits and later in ironworks. He moved to New Jersey in 1845 and settled in Atlantic County, New Jersey at Weymouth Furnace or Weymouth Works in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, working as the manager for Stephen Colwell. He engaged in the iron business there, and also became interested in the building and sailing of vessels and in the development of banks and other financial institutions. He was a judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Atlantic County from 1855 to 1865. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party and a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention. He moved to Mays Landing, New Jersey in 1865 and engaged in the shipbuilding business, in banking, and in the iron industry.

Moore was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871.

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Dec 25, 1810
  • United States of America
Apr 26, 1878
Mays Landing

on July 23, 2013


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