Andrew MOORE, Congress, VA (1752-1821)

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Democratic Republican

MOORE, Andrew, (father of Samuel McDowell Moore), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born at ‘Cannicello,’ near Fairfield, Rockbridge (formerly Augusta) County, Va., in 1752; attended Augusta Academy (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1774 and practiced; served in the Revolutionary War as a captain until 1779; commissioned brigadier general, then major general of Virginia Militia; member, State house of delegates 1780-1783, 1785-1788; delegate to the Virginia convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1788; elected to the First and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1797); member, State house of delegates 1799-1800, and State senate 1800-1801; successfully contested the election of Thomas Lewis to the Eighth Congress and served from March 5 to August 11, 1804, when he was appointed as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1799, caused by the resignation of Wilson C. Nicholas; while holding the office of Senator-designate was elected on December 4, 1804, to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1803, caused by the resignation of Abraham B. Venable and served successively in the two classes from August 11, 1804, until March 3, 1809; appointed United States marshall for the State of Virginia in 1810 and served until his death in Lexington, Va., April 14, 1821; interment in Lexington Cemetery.


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Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present