William Read Moore

Full Name: William Read Moore
Date of birth: March 5, 1820
Date of death: November 29, 1856

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Nov 12, 1855 - Nov 29, 1856 6th (1) (2)     Livingston / Polk   Polk, Trinity
H 29 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (3) (4)     Livingston / Polk   Polk, Trinity

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 11/5/1855. Moore sworn 11/12/1855. "On motion of Mr. Cleveland of Liberty, Mr. Polk [sic] came forward and presented his credentials, and took the oath of office, and his seat. On motion of Mr. Rushing, Mr. Moore was added to the committee on Judiciary." 11/12/1855, p. 26. House Journal.
(2) City and county not included. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Livingston, Polk County. House Journal.
(4) Livingston [Polk County], Trinity County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, W. Read Moore, age 34 (born circa 1819), native state Pennsylvania, emigrated from Alabama in 1846, lawyer, postoffice Livingston, Polk County. House Journal.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - W.R. Moore, Polk County, age 27, born circa 1823 in Pennsylvania, lawyer, living in household of R.W. Perrin. FamilySearch. 1850
  • W.R. Moore, birth date 3/5/1820, death date 11/29/1856, burial in Old City Cemetery, Livingston, Polk County. Find a Grave.
  • William R. Moore. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, "Hon. W.R. Moore, of Polk County, died at Livingston, on the 30th . . . He was a member of the State Legislature for two terms." "Texas Items," The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Texas), 12/24/1856, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Enrolled Bills  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary  
Land Frauds, Select  
5th R.S. - 1853
Judiciary  
Privileges and Elections  

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