Hugh Moore (businessman)

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Hugh Everett Moore (1887–1972) was the president and founder of the Dixie Cup Company, manufacturer of the Dixie Cup.[1]

Non-business activities[edit]

Moore was a founding member of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies in 1940 and chairman of the executive committee of the US League of Nations Association from 1940 to 1943.

In 1944, Moore founded the Hugh Moore Fund for International Peace to fund organizations involved in population control. The Fund published Moore's pamphlet "The Population Bomb" in 1954. Additionally, Moore was a consultant to the State Department at the United Nations Conference in 1945.

Moore was a member of the American Association for the United Nations from 1945 to 1954. He served as treasurer of Committee for the Marshall Plan in 1948. Moore was a member of the Atlantic Union Committee from 1949 to 1960 and Chair of the Executive Committee from 1949 to 1951. He was chairman of the finance committee of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation from 1951 to 1952 and chairman of the fundraising arm of the UN education program in 1955.

He was a member of the US Committee on NATO from 1961 to 1972. Moore was Chairman of the Board of the Population Reference Bureau, vice-president of International Planned Parenthood Federation in 1964, president of the Association for Voluntary Sterilization from 1964 to 1969, and cofounder of the Population Crisis Committee in 1965.


Hugh Moore received an honorary degree of Humane Letters from Lafayette College in 1961.


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