Andrew Moore (politician)

Andrew Moore ( * 1752 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; † April 14, 1821 in Lexington, Virginia ) was an American politician of the Democratic- Republican Party. He represented the state of Virginia in both houses of Congress.


Andrew Moore was born in 1752 on the estate Cannicello near Fairfield. He earned his doctorate at the Augusta Academy (now Washington and Lee University ) in Lexington. Then he began to study at Jura. Admitted to the bar he got in 1774 and then began to practice. During the Revolutionary War he served with the rank of Captain to, 1779. Subsequently, he was promoted to brigadier general and later to major general of Virginia militia. Between 1780 and 1783, and 1785-1788 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In addition, Moore was in 1788 a delegate to Virginia convention which ratified the Constitution of the United States.

Moore was elected to the first, second and third Congress. His first term in the House of Representatives of the United States lasted from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1797. Had The subsequent term of office held 1799-1800. Then he ran for the U.S. Senate and won there. This mandate then he practiced from 1800-1801. Then he ran again for the eighth Congress and won the election against Thomas Lewis. Moore had held the post between March 5 and 11 August 1804, when he was called suddenly to fill the vacant seat of Wilson Cary Nicholas, who had previously resigned. Whose term began on March 4, 1799. Moore was elected on December 4, 1804 for the retired U.S. senator in this office. Its current term began on March 4, 1803, caused by the resignation of Abraham B. Venable. Moore practiced his work first as U.S. senator Class 2 and later as a U.S. Senator Class 1 between 11 August 1804 and 3 March 1809.

Andrew Moore was appointed in 1810 to the U.S. Marshal for the State of Virginia and served until his death on April 14, 1821 in Lexington in this office. He was buried at the Lexington Cemetery.