John M. Moore

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John M. Moore
John Matthew Moore (Texas Congressman).jpg
John Matthew Moore, Texas Congressman.
Secretary of State of Texas
In office
1887–1891
Preceded by Joseph W. Baines
Succeeded by George W. Smith
For the bishop, see John Moore (Methodist bishop).

John Matthew Moore (November 18, 1862 – February 3, 1940) was an American rancher and statesman from Texas who served in the United States House of Representatives from District 8 from 1905 to 1913.

Moore was appointed Secretary of State of Texas by Governor Sul Ross on January 21, 1887 at the age of 25. He served throughout Governor Ross's term. Moore was elected a member of the Texas House of Representatives in 1896.

The John M. Moore House in Richmond (Fort Bend County), Texas, which currently serves as the Fort Bend Museum.

Moore's son, John Jr., served as a two-term Mayor of Richmond, Texas and a two-term judge in Fort Bend County, Texas.[1] The younger Moore's son, Hilmar, was the Mayor of Richmond, and the longest-serving elected official in the United States, having served 30 terms from 1949[2][3] until Moore's death on December 4, 2012.

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  1. ^ Denise Adams (May 6, 2005). "Moore's headstone to get historic marker". Fort Bend Herald. 
  2. ^ Kevin Connolly (November 27, 2008). "Texas mulls defeat in battle of ideas". BBC News. 
  3. ^ "60-year mayor running for re-election". KLTV. March 30, 2010. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph W. Baines
Secretary of State of Texas
1887-1891
Succeeded by
George W. Smith
Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arthur Tompkins
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 41 (Richmond)

1897–1899
Succeeded by
Arthur Tompkins
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John M. Pinckney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 8th congressional district

1905–1913
Succeeded by
Joe H. Eagle