Andrew B. Moore
Andrew Barry Moore ( born March 7, 1807, at Spartanburg County, South Carolina, † April 5, 1873 in Marion, Perry County, Alabama ) is an American politician (Democratic Party) and the 16th Governor of Alabama.
Early years and political rise
Moore and his family moved in 1823 from Perry County in Alabama; However, he returned to South Carolina to finish his education. He then went back to Alabama in 1826 and taught for two years in Marion. Then Moore began to study at law and in 1833 admitted to the bar. He then spent eight years justice of the peace in Perry County. Moore decided in 1842 to pursue a political career. He was elected to the House of Representatives from Alabama, where he worked until 1845. He was also the 1843-1845 Speaker of the House of Representatives, and in 1848 a presidential elector of the Whig party. Governor Henry W. Collier called Moore in 1851 to the District Court to fill the vacancy there.
Governor of Alabama
Moore worked until 1857 in the District Court, when he accepted the Democratic nomination for the office of the Governor of Alabama. He was elected on August 3, 1857 without an opponent for the 16th Governor of Alabama. His swearing-in ceremony took place on 1 December 1857. During his tenure, education and the internal political innovations were his outstanding attention. The Medical College of Alabama was founded and established the Institute for the Deaf and Blind in Talladega. He also advocated public assistance and federal subsidies for promotion of railway construction.
Moore was considered moderate with regard to the slavery question, when he was re-elected on August 1, 1859 for a further term. During his second term, a State Convention was convened to discuss the issues of secession and Alabama troops were ordered to occupy the federal army forts in the state. The Parliament asked $ 500,000 for the defense available. In addition, $ 3,000,000 have been approved as an aid to offset the war debt. Since Alabama's Constitution of 1819 prevented further re-election, Moore admitted on December 2, 1861 his office.
Subsequently, he was special aide to the Governor John Gill Shorter, who coordinated the acquisition and transportation of supplies to General Albert S. Johnston in northern Alabama. Moore was arrested by Union troops followed as this Lee's surrender at Appomattox. He was detained with other Confederate leaders at Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia and released only in August 1865 because of failing health. Moore returned to Marion, where he resumed his law practice and continued until his death on 5 April 1873. He was married to Mary Goree and they had four children together.