Andrew Moore (politician)

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Andrew Moore
Senator Andrew Moore.jpg
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
August 11, 1804 – December 4, 1804
Preceded by Wilson C. Nicholas
Succeeded by William B. Giles
In office
December 4, 1804 – March 4, 1809
Preceded by William B. Giles
Succeeded by Richard Brent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th district
In office
March 5, 1804 – August 11, 1804
Preceded by Thomas Lewis, Jr.
Succeeded by Alexander Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 4, 1797
Preceded by John Brown
Succeeded by David Holmes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Joseph Neville
Personal details
Born 1752
Rockbridge County, Virginia
Died April 14, 1821 (aged 68–69)
Lexington, Virginia
Political party Democratic-Republican
Military service
Service/branch Continental Army
Virginia Militia
Rank Major General
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
Battle of Saratoga

Andrew Moore (1752 – April 14, 1821) was an American lawyer and politician from Lexington, Virginia. Moore studied law under George Wythe and was admitted to bar in 1774.[1] He rose to the rank of captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, seeing action at Saratoga. After the war he was eventually commissioned a major general in the Virginia militia in 1803. He was a delegate to the Virginia convention that ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1791–1789 and 1799–1800.[1] He represented Virginia in both the U.S. House (1789–97, 1804) and the U.S. Senate (1804–1809).

Electoral history[edit]

  • 1789; Moore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 84.16% of the vote, defeating Independent George Hancock.
  • 1790; Moore was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1793; Moore was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1795; Moore was re-elected unopposed.


  1. ^ a b Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1915). ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY, Volume II. pp. 88–89. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Position established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Neville
Preceded by
John Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
David Holmes
Preceded by
Thomas Lewis, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Alexander Wilson
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Wilson C. Nicholas
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Virginia
Served alongside: William B. Giles
Succeeded by
William B. Giles
Preceded by
William B. Giles
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Virginia
Served alongside: William B. Giles
Succeeded by
Richard Brent