Henson Moore

William Henson Moore III ( born October 4, 1939 in Lake Charles, Louisiana ) is an American politician. Between 1975 and 1987 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henson Moore attended until 1958, the Baton Rouge High School and then studied until 1961 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. After a subsequent law degree from the same university and its made ​​in 1973 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. Between 1965 and 1967, Moore was a soldier in the U.S. Army.

Politically he was first a member of the Democratic Party. In 1968 he moved as a supporter of Richard Nixon to the Republicans. Between 1971 and 1975 he was a member of the State Board of his party in Louisiana. In 1984 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Dallas, has been nominated to the President Ronald Reagan for a second term. In the congressional elections of 1974, which had to be repeated in his constituency due to election challenges, Moore was for the sixth seat of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he joined on 7 January 1975, the successor of John Rarick. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1987 six contiguous legislatures.

In 1986, Henson Moore renounced in favor of a then unsuccessful candidacy for the U.S. Senate on a possible re-election. Between 1987 and 1989 he was a member of the Panama Canal Consultative Committee; 1989 to 1992, he served as Deputy Secretary of Energy. After that, he was from 1992 to 1993 Vice President George HW Bush chief of staff of the White House. Moore was also CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association and by 2007 the International Forest & Paper Association. Today, he is a board member of the American Council for Capital Formation and the United States - New Zealand Council. Moore is married to Carolyn Cherry was born in 1941, with whom he has three grown children.