Eliakim H. Moore

Eliakim Hastings Moore ( born June 19, 1812 in Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, † April 4, 1900 in Athens, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1869 and 1871 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1817, Eliakim Moore moved with his parents first to Marietta and then in Athens County, Ohio. He attended the public schools of his respective home. In the evening he acquired the necessary knowledge for the profession of civil engineer. From 1836 to 1846 he served as County Surveyor in Athens County. From 1846 to 1860 he was there Bezirksrevisor. Later he headed from 1862 to 1866, the financial authority in Marietta -Athens District. In 1863 he founded the First National Bank of Athens, which he was president until about 1895. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1868 Moore was in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Tobias A. Plants on March 4, 1869. Since he resigned in 1870 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1871. In this time, the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution fell.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Eliakim Moore operated in Athens in the railway business. He was also curator of the Ohio University. He died on April 4, 1900 in Athens, where he was also buried.