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William E. Moore William E. Moore
Full Name: William E. Moore
Date of birth: January 9, 1836
Date of death: May 22, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Blossom Prairie / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar
(1) Postoffice: Blossom Prairie, Lamar County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(2) BLOSSOM, TEXAS. Post office opened under the name Blossom Prairie in 1849; name shortened to Blossom in 1888, two years after incorporation. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," Senate Journal.
(4) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, William Folsom Moore, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1940-1941. Relatives: William Folsom Moore - son; William E. Moore - father. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Biographical sketch and account of Civil War, pp. 536-537, University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, 1912.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 193-194. "Little is known of William E. Moore save for his Civil War account in Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, obituary excerpt and description of the Moore home in Blossom, Texas. Lamar County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William E. Moore, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture  
    Asylums  
    Bureau of Tax Rolls in Comptroller's Department  
    Congressional Districts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Financial Condition of the State  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings  
    Treasurer's Office  
     

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