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A.W. Moore A.W. Moore
Full Name: A. W. Moore
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop, Fayette, Lee
S 26 Feb 2, 1863 - May 1, 1865 9th (9) (10)   10th (6) (7) (8)     Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop, Hays, Travis
(1) Elected as a democrat, p. 1, 11/5/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) 17th Legislature - 1/11/1881, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected" Senators who "approached the President's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - predecessor Nathan Shelley drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(7) A.W. Moore did not attend 2nd Called Session and resigned 5/1/1865. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) 10th Legislature - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Senate Journal.
(9) A.W. Moore, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Nathan G. Shelley, resigned 4/1/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(10) 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Oath of office, 2/2/1863, p. 1. "The following gentlemen presented their credentials as Senators-elect from the respective districts to fill vacancies . . . " Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: Bastrop, Bastrop County. Senate Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1860 - A.W. Moore, Bastrop, Bastrop County, age 42, born in Mississippi, farmer.
    Census of 1870 - A.W. Moore, Bastrop, Bastrop County, age 52, born in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch. 1860 1870
  • Possibly Major A.W. Moore "lying very sick at his residence in Hill's Prairie . . . He is an old citizen of this county and has been prominent and influential here for many years." Bastrop, Texas, 9/13/1887, published 9/14/1887, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.W. Moore, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Frontier Defense and Protection  
    Indian Affairs  
    Military Affairs  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Confederate Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings  
    State Affairs  

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