William S. Moore

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William Sutton Moore (November 18, 1822 – December 30, 1877) was a lawyer, politician and United States Congressman.


Moore was born in Amity, Pennsylvania. In 1847, he graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), winning admittance to the Pennsylvania bar in 1848. He began his practice of the law in Washington, Pennsylvania. He would serve as the prothonotary of Washington County from 1854 to 1857.


Moore was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in 1856. In 1857, he was the editor and partial owner of the Reporter, a local newspaper.

From 1863 to 1866, he served as the treasurer of Washington County. In 1873, he was elected to the United States Congress.[1]


Moore died on December 30, 1877, in Washington, Pennsylvania, and is interred at Washington Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MOORE, William Sutton, (1822 - 1877)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume 1607-1896. Chicago: Quincy Who's Who, 1963.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William McClelland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
John W. Wallace