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Robert James Moore

R.J. Moore
Full Name: Robert James Moore
Birth date: April 11, 1840
Death date: April 1, 1918

Terms of Service

  • House, 20th (2) (3) (5) (7) (8) (9) Legislature
    1/11/1887 - 1/8/1889
  • House, 19th (1) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
  • House, 18th (6) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
(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.

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