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W.E. Moore William E. Moore
Full Name: William E. Moore
Date of birth: January 9, 1836
Date of death: May 22, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Blossom Prairie / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar

(1) Postoffice: Blossom Prairie, Lamar County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(2) BLOSSOM, TEXAS. Post office opened under the name Blossom Prairie in 1849; name shortened to Blossom in 1888, two years after incorporation. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, William Folsom Moore, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1940-1941. Relatives: William Folsom Moore - son; William E. Moore - father. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 193-194. "Little is known of William E. Moore save for his Civil War account in Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, obituary excerpt and description of the Moore home in Blossom, Texas. Lamar County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, enlisted at Shreveport, Louisiana as member of the Confederate Grays. W.E. Moore, Blossom, Texas, born 1/9/1836 in Leon County, Florida, account of the Civil War. Yeary, Mamie. Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, 1912, Dallas, Texas, pp. 536-537. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.E. Moore, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
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