Robert Moore (Northern Ireland politician)

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The Reverend Robert Moore (1886 – 1 September 1960[1]) was a Northern Ireland theologian and politician. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution and Queens College Galway. He took his theological course at Magee College, Derry. Ordained in 1912 he was installed as a minister at Ringsend, County Londonderry.

President of the Ulster Farmers' Union from 1937 to 1940 and from 1941 to 1942. he was returned to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland (Stormont) for North Londonderry from the 1938 election until his death. Moore was made Minister for Agriculture on 6 May 1943, in which capacity he ensured that Ulster Farmers shared in guaranteed prices for all farmers in Britain and that Ulster farmers would be compensated for their remoteness from the British Market. He served in this position until his death on 1 September 1960.

Moore was made a member of the Privy Council of Northern Ireland (PC) in 1943.


  1. ^ Ian McAllister and Richard Rose, United Kingdom Facts, p.57
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
John Martin Mark
Member of Parliament for North Londonderry
Succeeded by
Joseph Burns
Political offices
Preceded by
Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran
Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Harry West