Wyman B. S. Moor

Wyman Bradbury Seavy Moor ( born November 11, 1811 in Waterville, Massachusetts, † March 10, 1869 in Lynchburg, Virginia ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Maine for a short time in the U.S. Senate.

Wyman Moor was born in present-day Maine and attended the schools of his home, after the China Academy, and finally the Waterville College, where he graduated. Subsequently he worked for a year as a teacher in the Canadian town of St. Stephen (New Brunswick ), before he returned to his hometown to study the law there. He completed his legal education at the Dane Law School in Cambridge (Massachusetts ) from, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Waterville.

His political career, which he interrupted again and again to work as a lawyer, began in 1839 with membership of the House of Representatives from Maine. Between 1844 and 1848 he held the office of Attorney General in the state government. In 1847 he moved his office and to Bangor. Was married Moor since 1834 with Clara Ann Niel Cook, a descendant of Thomas Dudley, a governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

After the death of U.S. Senator John Fairfield on December 24, 1847 Moor was appointed by Governor John Dana kommissarischem to its successor. He took his seat in Congress on January 5, 1848, to June 7 of that year, right before he was replaced by victorious in the election Hannibal Hamlin. Then he initially returned to Bangor, before 1852 re- settled in his hometown of Waterville. He also served as director of a railway construction project between Waterville and Bangor before U.S. President James Buchanan appointed him as U.S. Consul General in British North America. On this post Moor remained from 1857 to 1861; after that he was again working as a lawyer in Waterville. In 1868 he purchased an estate near Lynchburg (Virginia) and sat down to rest. The following year, Moor died at his new home; He was buried in Waterville.