Ely MOORE, Congress, NY (1798-1860)


MOORE, Ely, a Representative from New York; born near Belvidere, Warren County, N.J., July 4, 1798; attended the public schools; moved to New York City; studied medicine, but did not engage in extensive practice; became a printer and subsequently became editor of the National Trades Union, a labor paper in New York City; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); political editor of the New York Evening Post in 1838 and 1839; president of the board of trade and surveyor of the port of New York City 1839-1845; appointed by President Polk United States marshal for the southern district of New York in 1845; became owner and editor of the Warren Journal of Belvidere, N.J.; appointed agent for the Miami and other tribes of Indians in Kansas in 1853; appointed register of the United States land office in Lecompton, Kans., in 1855 and served until 1860; died in Lecompton, Douglas County, Kans., January 27, 1860; interment on his farm near Lecompton.


Hugins, Walter Edward. “Ely Moore: The Case History of a Jacksonian Labor Leader.”Political Science Quarterly 65 (March 1950): 105-25.

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