Richard A. Moore

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Richard A. Moore
Laying of the Foundation Stone, University of Limerick (9304848107).jpg
Moore, standing at right of center, at the University of Limerick in 1991
United States Ambassador to Ireland
In office
September 19, 1989 – June 15, 1992
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Margaret Heckler
Succeeded by William H. G. FitzGerald
Personal details
Born (1914-01-23)January 23, 1914
Albany, New York
Died January 27, 1995(1995-01-27) (aged 81)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jane G. Swift
Esther Horstkotte Jantzen
Children 5
Relatives John D. J. Moore (brother)
Alma mater Yale University
Yale Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Battles/wars World War II

Richard Anthony Moore (January 23, 1914 – January 27, 1995) was an American lawyer and communications executive, who served as special counsel to President Richard Nixon and was United States Ambassador to Ireland (1989–1992).[1][2]

Moore became a special counsel to President Nixon in 1971, and in July 1973 was a witness to the Senate committee investigating the Watergate scandal.[2] After leaving the administration he later became founder and associate producer of The McLaughlin Group, and was later ambassador to Ireland under President George H. W. Bush.[2] His brother, John D. J. Moore, had served as ambassador to Ireland under Presidents Nixon and Ford.[3] Moore died of prostate cancer in Washington, D.C., in 1995.[2]


  1. ^ "Nomination of Richard Anthony Moore To Be United States Ambassador to Ireland" (Press release). March 30, 1989 – via The American Presidency Project. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Richard Moore, 81, Nixon Aide And Former Ambassador, Dies". The New York Times. January 29, 1995. 
  3. ^ "Richard A. Moore; Ex-Envoy to Ireland, Counsel to Nixon". Los Angeles Times. January 30, 1995. Retrieved April 25, 2017. 

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Margaret Heckler
United States Ambassador to Ireland
Succeeded by
William H. G. FitzGerald