M.J. Moore

Montague James Moore

Full Name: Montague James "Monta" Moore
Date of birth: March 28, 1866
Date of death: December 11, 1924

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Falls, Milam, Williamson

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House District 72
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Legislatures: 23rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Cameron / Milam
Counties in district: Falls, Milam, Williamson

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary of his wife, "Mrs. Monta J. Moore Buried in California," 4/26/1934, p. 3, describes Monta J. Moore's history in Cameron, as editor of the Cameron Herald, and his death 12/11/1924 in Los Angeles. "He served as flotorial representative of this district and at one time was a candidate for Governor." Cameron Herald.
  • Biographical sketch, Montague James Moore, Clerk of Committee on Finance, pp. 202-203. Born 3/28/1866 in Cameron, Texas. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Montaque Moore, Cameron, Milam County, age 14, son of Jas. B. and Dora P. Moore.
    Census of 1900 - Montague J. Moor, Cameron, Milam County, age 34, born March 1866 in Texas, lawyer, wife Mary M.
    Census of 1910 - Monta J. Moore, Justice Precinct 1, Milam County, age 44, born circa 1866 in Texas, attorney at law, wife Mary.
    Census of 1920 - Monta J. Moore, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, age 52, born circa 1868 in Texas, lawyer, wife Mary.
    Monta J. Moore, birth date 3/28/1866 in Texas, death date 12/11/1924 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, attorney at law, father James B. Moore, mother Mary Meagher, spouse Mary Moore. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994.
  • Hon. Monta J. Moore mentioned in obituary of his father, Major James B. Moore, "an old and prominent citizen of Cameron," Houston Post, 3/3/1908, p. 5. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Report on Hon. Monta J. Moore's interview in the Milam County Enterprise, "Hon. Mota J. Moore: And His Laudible Ambition to Be the Governor of Texas," Cameron Daily News, 12/20/1905, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - Monta J. Moore, postoffice Cameron, nativity Texas, age 26 (born circa 1867), lawyer, 26 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. M.J. Moore, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. M.J. Moore, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Constitutional Amendments  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
North Texas Insane Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
State Asylums (Chair) 

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