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Robert James Moore

R.J. Moore
Full Name: Robert James Moore
Birth date: April 11, 1840
Death date: April 4, 1918

Terms of Service

  • House, 20th (2) (3) (5) (7) (8) (9) Legislature
    1/11/1887 - 1/8/1889
    Other
  • House, 19th (1) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
    Republican
  • House, 18th (6) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
    Republican
(1) R.J. Moore has shown his independence of the party . . . , 11/12/1884, p. 3. Galveston Daily News .
(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) "Although he was a Republican, Moore received support from the People's party in the election of 1886." Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) Party affiliation listed as Independent Republican, p. 43. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
(5) "In politics, he is a Republican," p. 158. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
(6) Republican. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.
(7) Robert James Moore, Washington. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(8) Independent republican, 1/12/1887, p. 2. San Antonio Daily Express .
(9) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Robert J. Moore, birth date 4/11/1840, death date 4/4/1918, member of the Texas House of Representatives during the 18th, 19th, and 20th Legislatures. Washington County Texas African American Cemeteries Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1880 - Robert J. Moore, Washington County, age 39, born circa 1841 in Texas, teacher of public school, wife Ann.
    Census of 1910 - Robert J. Moore, Washington County, age 70, born circa 1840 in Texas, farmer, wife Annie.
    FamilySearch . 1910 1880
  • R.J. Moore, birth date 4/11/1840 in Washington, Texas, death date 4/4/1918 in Washington, Washington County, Texas, age 77, father Robt. J. Moore, Sr., mother Jane Childs. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • The Hon. Prof. R.J. Moore, birth date 4/11/1840, death date 4/1/1918, burial in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County. Find a Grave .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas 2002.
  • "Penitentiary Investigation," 2/11/1885, p. 9. Galveston Daily News .
  • MOORE, R.J. (1844-?). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants 1970.
  • 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, R.J. Moore, p. 43. Born 1844. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, R.J. Moore, pp. 157-158. Born 1844. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 265. Born 1845. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics," p. 109. The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900 1971.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 63-64. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898 2016.
  • Mentioned, pp. 88, 154. Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans During Reconstruction 1981.
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