William Moore (congressman)

William Moore ( born December 25, 1810 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, † April 26, 1878 in Mays Landing, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1867 and 1871 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Moore attended private schools for some time and was then in trade and iron industries. In 1845 he moved to Weymouth in New Jersey, where he worked in the iron processing industry. He also was active in shipbuilding; at the same time he still went into the banking industry. Between 1855 and 1865 he worked as a judge at the Court of Appeal in Atlantic County. Mid-1850s was Moore a founder of the Republican Party. In 1856 he was a delegate to the first Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, was nominated on the John C. Frémont as a presidential candidate. In 1865, Moore moved to Mays Landing, where he was engaged in shipbuilding, the banking industry and the iron industry.

In the congressional elections of 1866, Moore was the first electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John F. Starr on March 4, 1867. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1871 two legislative sessions. In the years 1868 and 1870, the 14th and the 15th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. Until 1869, the work of the Congress of the conflict between the Republican Party and President Andrew Johnson was overshadowed, culminating in a narrowly failed impeachment. Since 1869, Moore was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Post Ministry. In 1870 he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Moore took his previous activities on again. Between 1872 and 1875 he was a member of the New Jersey Senate. He died on April 26, 1878 in Mays Landing, where he was also buried.