R. Walton Moore

Robert Walton Moore ( born February 6, 1859 in Fairfax, Virginia; † February 8, 1941 ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1931 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walton Moore attended the Episcopal High School near Alexandria. He then studied at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After a subsequent law degree in 1880 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in Virginia and Washington DC to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1887 and 1890 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia. In the years 1901 and 1902 Moore was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. In 1911 he served as president of the Bar Association of his home state. Between 1907 and 1917 he was a member of the management committee of the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia. Robert Moore was also legal representatives of several cargo companies from the south before the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Federal Commercial Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. In the years 1918 and 1919 he was one of the legal advisers of the United States Railroad Administration.

Following the resignation of Mr Charles Creighton Carlin Moore was elected as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington at the due election for the eighth seat of Virginia, where he took up his new mandate on 27 April 1919. After five elections he could remain until March 3, 1931 Congress. In 1930 he gave up another candidacy. 1933 Moore was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs ( Assistant Secretary of State ). Since 1937 he worked as a counselor for the State Department. He died on 8 February 1941 in his birthplace Fairfax.