J.M. Moore

James McWright Moore

Full Name: James McWright Moore
Date of birth: July 14, 1854
Date of death: December 30, 1931

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Morris, Red River, Titus

(1) Hon. J.M. Moore of Daingerfield nominated at the flotorial convention of Titus, Morris, and Red River counties, "Free Silver Democrats," Mt. Pleasant, Texas, 8/9/1894, p. 5. Austin Daily Statesman.
(2) J.M. Moore, postoffice Daingerfield, Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "Judge Moore, Cleburne, Dies," 12/30/1931, p. 4. "Cleburne Lawyer to Be Buried Today," 12/31/1931, p. 13. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Biographical sketch, James M. Moore, Volume III, pp. 225-227. Born 7/14/1854 at old Boston, Bowie County. "For a time he practiced at Jefferson and in 1877 established himself at Daingerfield, where he was active in the law and politics until he removed to Cleburne. During the twenty-one years of his residence at Daingerfield, Mr. Moore achieved more than a local reputation in his profession and in the public life of East Texas. He was elected flotorial representative for the counties of Morris, Titus, and Red River to the Twenty-fourth Legislature. He was the only democrat sent by that region to the Legislature that year, all the other members being chosen as populists." Describes legislative activities. History of Texas; Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, 1922.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - James Moore, Daingerfield, Morris County, age 25, born circa 1855 in Texas, attorney-at-law, wife Louella.
    Census of 1900 - James M. Moore, Cleburne, Johnson County, age 45, born July 1855 in Texas, lawyer, wife Louella, son James Maxiy.
    Census of 1910 - James M. Moore, Johnson County, age 54, born circa 1856 in Texas, lawyer, wife Luella, son James Maxey. Census of 1920 - J.M. Moore, Johnson County, age 61, born circa 1859 in Texas, lawyer, wife Louella, son J. Maxey. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • James McWright Moore, birth date 7/14/1854 in Boston, Bowie County, Texas; death date 12/30/1931 in Cleburne, Johnson County; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James McWright Moore (1854-1931), burial in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County. Find a Grave.
  • J.M. Moore, age 40 in 1895 (born circa 1855), from Daingerfield, born in Texas, lawyer, Democrat. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


  • Photograph. J.M. Moore, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
State Asylums  

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