Oscar F. Moore

Oscar Fitzallen Moore ( born January 27, 1817 in LaGrange, Lorain County, Ohio, † June 24, 1885 in Waverly, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1857 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Oscar Moore attended the common schools and the Wellsburg Academy. In 1836 he graduated from Washington College in Washington ( Pennsylvania). After a subsequent law degree in 1838 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in 1839 to work in Portsmouth in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In the years 1850 and 1851 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1852 to 1853 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1854 Moore was a candidate of the opposition party in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John L. Taylor on March 4, 1855. Since he has not been confirmed in 1856, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1857. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Moore practiced again as a lawyer in Portsmouth. During the Civil War he served first as a lieutenant colonel and then colonel in an infantry regiment from Ohio, who belonged to the army of the Union. He then continued his legal practice. He died on 24 June 1885 in Waverly and was buried in Portsmouth.