Samuel M. Moore

Samuel McDowell Moore ( born February 9, 1796 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † September 17, 1875 in Lexington, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1835 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Moore was the son of Congressman and U.S. Senator Andrew Moore ( 1752-1821 ). He attended the common schools and then the Washington College, today's Washington and Lee University in Lexington. He then settled in Lexington. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party. Between 1825 and 1833 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In 1829 he was part of a delegation to revise the Constitution of the State of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1832 Moore was in the 17th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Allen on March 4, 1833. Since he has not been confirmed in 1834, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1835. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

In the years 1836 and 1837 Moore was again at the House of Virginia. From 1845 to 1847 he was a member of the State Senate. In 1861 he was a delegate at the convention in part, on the Virginia seceded from the Union decided. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Confederacy. Samuel Moore died on September 17, 1875 in Lexington.