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 long-time 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. ^ Kevin Connolly (November 27, 2008). "Texas mulls defeat in battle of ideas". BBC News. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Richard Stewart, "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.