John Thomas Moore

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John Thomas Moore (3 July 1844 – 5 June 1917) was a Canadian businessman and politician from Alberta, Canada.

During the late-19th century, Moore became a land speculator and purchased the area that has since been named in his honour, Moore Park. To increase the value of his land, he then constructed a bridge (the original Vale of Avoca) and helped promote the Belt Line Railway, an early public transit system serving the "suburbs" of Toronto, Ontario. After the Belt Line was constructed, recession forced its closure after only 18 months of operation. Its railbed has since been converted into the Beltline Trail.

Moore was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the 1905 Alberta general election defeating high-profile Conservative candidate and the founder of Red Deer Leonard Gaetz.

Moore attempted to run for a second term in office but was defeated in the 1909 Alberta general election by Independent candidate Edward Michener.

See also[edit]

Moore Park, Toronto

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Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Preceded by
New District
MLA Red Deer
Succeeded by
Edward Michener