Paul John MOORE, Congress, NJ (1868-1938)


MOORE, Paul John, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, N.J., August 5, 1868; attended the public and parochial schools and St. Benedictâs College, at Newark, N.J.; entered the fire department November 1, 1892, and was promoted through the ranks to chief engineer, serving until his retirement on August 1, 1924, when he engaged as a fire-fighting-equipment salesman; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress and for election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; served as chairman of the Essex County Democratic committee in 1928 and 1929; again engaged as a fire-fighting-equipment salesman in Newark, N.J., until 1931, when he moved to Maplewood, N.J., and retired; died in Newark, N.J., January 10, 1938; interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, N.J.

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