William Robert Moore

William Robert Moore ( born March 28, 1830 in Huntsville, Alabama, † June 12, 1909 in Memphis, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in childhood William Moore came with his parents to Beech Grove, Tennessee. In 1836, the family settled in Fosterville in Rutherford County, where he attended the public schools. At the age of 15 years he was employed in a haberdashery shop in Beech Grove. Later he held the same job in Nashville. Between 1856 and 1859 he was in New York City salesman in the dry goods business. In 1859 William Moore moved to Memphis, where he opened his own business.

Politically, Moore was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1880 he was in the tenth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of H. Casey Young on March 4, 1881. Since he resigned in 1882 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1883. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Moore took his previous activities on again. Between 1889 and 1891 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. He died on 12 June 1909 in Memphis, where he was also buried.