E. Blackburn Moore

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E. Blackburn Moore
49th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
1950–1967
Preceded by G. Alvin Massenburg
Succeeded by John Warren Cooke
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 25th and 24th district
In office
1933–1967
Personal details
Born ( 1897 -04-26)April 26, 1897
Washington, D.C.
Died July 22, 1980 ( 1980 -07-22) (aged 83)
Winchester, Virginia
Resting place Berryville, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Residence Berryville, Virginia
Alma mater Davidson College
Cornell University
Occupation Farmer, Banker
Religion Presbyterian

Edgar Blackburn "Blackie" Moore (April 26, 1897 – July 22, 1980) was an American politician. A Democrat, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1933–1967 and was its Speaker 1950–1967, making him the second longest serving Speaker after Linn Banks.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Moore was born in Washington, D.C.. He attended Davidson College and Cornell University. On September 8, 1920 he married Dorothy Parker of Charlotte, North Carolina.[2]

Moore lived in Berryville, Virginia in Clarke County. He was a fruit grower and banker.[1][3]

Political career[edit]

Moore entered the House of Delegates in 1933. By 1942 he had been named chair of the Confirmation Committee. He joined the Rules Committee in 1948, and was chosen as Speaker in 1950.[1][4][5]

Moore was an alternate delegate to the 1944 Democratic National Convention, and a full delegate in 1948.[3]

He became a member of the State Water Control Board when it was established in 1946 and served on it until 1970. He was its chair most of that period.[2]

Later life[edit]

Moore died in Winchester, Virginia on July 22, 1980. He is buried in Greenhill Cemetery in Berryville.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Session 1966; Moore, E. Blackburn". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jamerson, p. 139
  3. ^ a b Political Graveyard
  4. ^ "Session 1942; Moore, E. Blackburn". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Session 1948; Moore, E. Blackburn". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 

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