Hilmar Moore

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Hilmar Moore
Hilmar Moore 2012.jpg
Moore in September 2012
Mayor of Richmond, Texas
In office
September 22, 1949 – December 4, 2012
Succeeded by Evalyn W. Moore[1]
Personal details
Born (1920-07-28)July 28, 1920
San Antonio, Texas
Died December 4, 2012(2012-12-04) (aged 92)
Richmond, Texas

Hilmar Guenther Moore (July 28, 1920 – December 4, 2012) was an American rancher and the mayor of Richmond, Texas. He was appointed mayor of Richmond in 1949 and remained in office until his death in 2012, making him "probably the longest-serving elected official in the US," according to a 2008 BBC News report.[2] He was honored with a life-size statue at City Hall in October 2008.[3]

Moore's father, John Jr., served as a two-term Mayor of Richmond and a two-term judge in Fort Bend County, Texas.[4] The elder Moore's father, John Sr., was a United States Congressman and Secretary of State of Texas.[4][5]

Moore died in December 2012.[6][7][8] His widow, Evelyn Moore, was appointed to serve out the remainder of his term.[9]


  1. ^ "City of Richmond : Mayor Evalyn W. Moore". 
  2. ^ "Texas mulls defeat in battle of ideas, Kevin Connolly". BBC News. November 27, 2008. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Moore, Hilmar "Meet America's (likely) longest-serving mayor", The Houston Chronicle, December 29, 2008. Accessed December 29, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Denise Adams (May 6, 2005). "Moore's headstone to get historic marker". Fort Bend Herald. 
  5. ^ "60-year mayor running for re-election". KLTV. March 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ Richmond Mayor celebrated for legacy, Richmond Sun, 2008-08-07, retrieved 2008-12-29
  7. ^ "Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore passes away; believed to be longest serving mayor in U.S.". ABC News. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  8. ^ "Hilmar Guenther Moore". Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Wife of Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore, who died last week, will serve out remainder of his term". KTRK-TV, December 12, 2012.