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John W. Moore John W. Moore
Full Name: John W. Moore
Date of birth: 1817
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2) (3)   15th (4)   Democrat Grandview / Johnson   Hill, Johnson, McLennan
S 7 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (5)     Linden / Davis (Cass)   Bowie, Davis (Cass)
S 7 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (6) (7) (8)     Linden / Davis (Cass)   Bowie, Davis (Cass)
(1) Granbury is county seat of Hood County. Grandview is twelve miles southeast of Cleburne in southeastern Johnson County. Handbook of Texas Online.
Handbook of Texas Online
(2) Home address, Granbury; home county, Johnson. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) 15th Legislature - 4/18/1876, p. 1. All Senators listed in roll call as "Senators elect [who] answered to their names, presented their credentials, and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution"; in Drawing of Senatorial Terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(5) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/3/1863, p. 1, listed as Senator elect, took oath. "...the roll of Senators was called when the following gentlemen Senators elect came forward, presented their credentials and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution, the same having been administered by Honorable R.T. Wheeler, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court." Senate Journal.
(6) Davis County existed under the Davis name between 1861 and 1871. It was originally named Cass County, for Senator Lewis Cass of Michigan. In 1861 the county was renamed in honor of Jefferson Davis. In 1871, reflecting the sentiments of the Reconstruction period, the name was changed back to Cass County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(7) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(8) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch in "State Senators elect: personal sketches completed - seventeen lawyers, seven grangers, two doctors, one editor and four colored politicians - the political structure of the new Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biography, pp. 37-38. Grandview, Johnson County. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, p. 246. Grandview, Johnson County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - possibly J.W. Moore, farmer, born circa 1817 in South Carolina, living in precinct 5, Johnson County. FamilySearch.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John W. Moore, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Consider Report of the Joint Committee Appointed to Visit  
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Visit (Co-Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Committee Rooms (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Penitentiary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    State Affairs  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Claims and Accounts  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Penitentiary  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Agriculture  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Finance  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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