Reuben Osborne MOON, Congress, PA (1847-1919)


MOON, Reuben Osborne, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Jobstown, Burlington County, N.J., July 22, 1847; attended the common schools and was graduated from the National School of Oratory, in Philadelphia, in 1874; professor in the National School of Oratory; engaged in lecturing; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; one of the founders and president of the Columbia Club; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Robert H. Foerderer, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1903-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Fifty-ninth through Sixty-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; continued the practice of law until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 25, 1919; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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