Ernest E. Moore

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Ernest E. Moore February 10, 1881 – May 16, 1962) was a Vermont attorney and politician who served as Speaker Vermont House of Representatives.


Ernest Ephraim Moore was born in Plymouth, Vermont on February 10, 1881 and his family was related to the family of Calvin Coolidge through Coolidge's mother Victoria Moore (or Moor) Coolidge.[1][2][3][4]

Moore graduated from Brown University in 1906 and the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1908, and established a practice in Ludlow.[5]

A Republican, Moore was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1914 and served two terms, 1915 to 1919. During his second term he was Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.[6][7]

In 1919 Moore took office as Windsor County State's Attorney.[8] In 1921 he became county Probate Judge, an office in which he served until his death.[9]

In 1934 Moore was again elected to the Vermont House. He served one term, during which he was Speaker.[10]

Moore also agreed in 1934 to lead an effort to place a national memorial to Coolidge in Plymouth.[11][12]

In 1936 he was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor, losing the Republican primary to George Aiken, who went on to win the general election.[13]

Moore died in Ludlow on May 16, 1962.[14]


  1. ^ World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record for Ernest Ephraim Moore, accessed via, March 3, 2012
  2. ^ U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record for Ernest Ephraim Moore, accessed via, March 3, 2012
  3. ^ Brown Alumni Monthly magazine, March, 1935, page 201
  4. ^ The Provincial: Calvin Coolidge and his World, 1885-1895, by Hendrik Booraem, 1994, page 198
  5. ^ The Catalogue of Brown University, published by the university, 1906, page 176
  6. ^ List of Chairmen, Vermont House Ways and Means Committee, published by Clerk, Vermont House of Representatives, 2012
  7. ^ Biography, Ernest E. Moore, Verlont Legislative Directory, published by Vermont Secretary or State, 1935, page 491
  8. ^ Biennial Report of the Attorney General of the State of Vermont, by Vermont Attorney General, 1920, page 4
  9. ^ Memorial Address on Ernest E. Moore, by Wallace Schinoski, Annual Report, Vermont Bar Association, 1962
  10. ^ List of Speakers of the Vermont House of Representatives, by Vermont Secretary of State, Archives and Records Administration, 2012
  11. ^ Newspaper article, Vermont Group Plans Memorial for Coolidge, Meriden Daily Journal, August 18, 1934
  12. ^ Calvin Coolidge's Unique Vermont Inauguration, by Vrest Orton, 1981, page 73
  13. ^ Newspaper article, Vermont G.O.P. Names Aiken for Governor, by Associated Press, published in Fitchburg Sentinel, September 9, 1936
  14. ^ Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 entry for Ernest Ephraim Moore, accessed via, March 3, 2012
Political offices
Preceded by
George Aiken
Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Mortimer R. Proctor