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
Spouse(s) Evalyn W. Moore ( - 2012, his death)
Parents John Moore, Jr. (father) Dorothea Guenther Moore (mother)

Hilmar Guenther Moore (July 28, 1920 – December 4, 2012) was an American rancher and long-time Mayor of Richmond, Texas.


Hilmar Moore was a cattleman and a fifth-generation Texan, the grandson of Texas Secretary of State John M. Moore. Moore's father John Moore, Jr. served also as Mayor of Richmond. Moore served in World War II.[2] Moore was married to Evenlyn Wendt Moore, who would eventually succeed his as mayor.

Mayor of Richmond[edit]

Moore was first elected as the 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.[3] He was honored with a life-size statue at City Hall in October 2008.[4]

Moore's father, John Jr., served as a two-term Mayor of Richmond and a two-term judge in Fort Bend County, Texas.[5] The elder Moore's father, John Sr., was a United States Congressman and Secretary of State of Texas.[5][6]


Moore died on December 4 2012.[7][2][8] A memorial service was held on December 10. His widow, Evalyn Moore, was appointed to serve out the remainder of his term.[9]


  1. ^ "City of Richmond : Mayor Evalyn W. Moore". 
  2. ^ a b "Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore passes away; believed to be longest serving mayor in U.S." ABC News. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ Kevin Connolly (November 27, 2008). "Texas mulls defeat in battle of ideas". BBC News. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ Richard Stewart, "Meet America's (likely) longest-serving mayor", The Houston Chronicle, December 29, 2008. Accessed December 29, 2008.
  5. ^ a b Denise Adams (May 6, 2005). "Moore's headstone to get historic marker". Fort Bend Herald. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "60-year mayor running for re-election". KLTV. March 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ Richmond Mayor celebrated for legacy, Richmond Sun, 2008-08-07, retrieved 2008-12-29
  8. ^ "Hilmar Guenther Moore". Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper. Archived from the original on 26 October 2015. 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.