John Moore (Louisiana)

John Moore ( * 1788 in Berkeley County, Virginia; † June 17, 1867 in Franklin, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1840 and 1853 he represented two times the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth of John Moore is not known. He was born in 1788 in Berkeley County, which since 1863 is part of the state of West Virginia. After a good education Moore moved to Franklin in Louisiana. There he began a career in politics. Between 1825 and 1834 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Louisiana. In the 1830s he became a member of the Whig party.

Following the resignation of Mr Rice Garland Moore was at the due election for the third seat of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 17 December 1840. After a re-election at the regular congressional elections of 1840 he could remain until March 3, 1843 in Congress. This period was overshadowed by the tensions between his party and President John Tyler and the discussions about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas. At the time, Moore was chairman of the Committee on private land claims.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives John Moore moved to New Iberia in Iberia Parish. There he married Mary Weeks, the widow of a plantation owner. In the congressional elections of 1850 he was elected again to Congress for the fourth electoral district of his state, where he completed a further term of between 4 March 1851 to 3 March 1853. This was determined by the tensions leading up to the Civil War. In 1861, Moore was a delegate to the meeting at which the state of Louisiana decided to withdraw from the Union. After that, he is no longer politically have appeared. John Moore died on 17 June 1867 in Franklin and was buried on his estate " The Shadows" in Iberia Parish.