Henry Dunning Moore

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Henry Dunning Moore (April 13, 1817 – August 11, 1887) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life[edit]

Henry D. Moore was born in Goshen, New York. He moved with his parents to New York City in 1828. He attended the public schools and engaged in the tailoring business. He moved to Philadelphia in 1844 and engaged in the mahogany and marble business.

Political career[edit]

Moore was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1852. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Philadelphia in 1856. He was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention.

He was elected State treasurer during Governor Curtin's administration and served from 1861 to 1863 and 1864 to 1865. He was appointed collector of the port of Philadelphia on March 30, 1869, and served until March 26, 1871, when he resigned.


He traveled in Europe and resided in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1870 to 1877.


He became associated with and managed the silver mines known as "The Daisy" in Big Evens Gulch near Leadville, Colorado, from 1885 until his death there in 1887. Originally interred in Monument Cemetery in Philadelphia, he was reinterred in 1956 at Lawnview Memorial Park in Rockledge, Pennsylvania.


  • United States Congress. "Henry Dunning Moore (id: M000900)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
John Robbins
Political offices
Preceded by
Eli Slifer
Treasurer of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
William V. McGrath
Preceded by
William V. McGrath
Treasurer of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
William H. Kemble