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Robert J. Moore Robert J. Moore
Full Name: Robert J. Moore
Date of birth: 1844
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 71 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Other Washington / Washington   Washington
H 71 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (6) (7)   Republican Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 71 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (8)   Republican Brenham / Washington   Washington
(1) "Although he was a Republican, Moore received support from the People's party in the election of 1886." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) WASHINGTON COUNTY. "The county's Republican party dominated politics throughout the 1870s and into the early 1880s. White Democrats regained control of the local government in 1884, however, under the banner of the People's Party (not to be confused with the later People's Party also known as the Populist Party) . . . Local Democrats strengthened their hold on the county two years later in the violent election of 1886." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) "In politics, he is a Republican," p. 158. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(4) Independent republican, 1/12/1887, p. 2. San Antonio Daily Express.
(5) Moore "had fallen out of favor with the Republicans and saw the Democratic People's Party as a way of remaining in politics," p. 131. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
(6) R.J. Moore has shown his independence of the party . . . , 11/12/1884, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Party affiliation listed as Independent Republican, p. 43. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
(8) Party affiliation listed as Republican. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • MOORE, R.J. (1844-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics," p. 109. The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 91-92. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement, 1935.
  • Biographical sketch. p. 43. Born 1844. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 157-158. Born 1844. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 265. Born in Texas in 1845. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 63-64. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • "Penitentiary Investigation," 2/11/1885, p. 9. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned, pp. 147-156. Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans During Reconstruction, 1981.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert J. Moore, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert J. Moore, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Educational Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Federal Relations  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stockraising  
     

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