Ellen Bryan Moore

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Ellen Bryan Moore (April 13, 1912 – February 20, 1999) was an American politician who served as Louisiana Register of State Lands from 1952 to 1956 and 1960 to 1976.

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Moore was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (where her grandfather served as mayor[1]) on April 13[2], 1912[3]. Her father, Alexander Bryan, had served as the warden of the Louisiana State Penitentiary.[3] She received her bachelor's degree from the Louisiana State University.[4] During World War II, Moore was a member of the Women's Army Corps[1] and was a unit commander.[4] She ran for Louisiana Register of State Lands against Lucille May Grace in 1948,[5] before finally winning the position in 1952.[6] After Grace took back the seat in 1956, she returned in 1960 and later served until 1976.[4] Her position entailed the responsibility of administrating property owned by the state of Louisiana.[3] She was also a heritage preserver, as was indicated in her efforts to salvage a Civil War battlefield near Baton Rouge.[3]

She was inducted to the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business Hall of Fame in 1995.[7] After suffering a stroke in October the previous year[3], she died on February 20, 1999[2], and her obituary was published by the Associated Press on February 22, 2000.[3]

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