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John Moore
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Member of the U.S House of Representatives from Louisiana's 3rd district
In office
December 17, 1840 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byRice Garland
Succeeded byJohn Bennett Dawson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byIsaac Edward Morse
Succeeded byRoland Jones
Personal details
Born1788 (1788)
Berkeley County, Virginia (now in West Virginia)
DiedJune 17, 1867(1867-06-17) (aged 78–79)
Franklin, Louisiana
Political partyWhig Party

John Moore (1788 – June 17, 1867) was an American statesman and planter from Louisiana. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1840 to 1843 and again from 1851 to 1853. He was a lifelong member of the United States Whig Party.


John Moore was born in 1788 in Berkeley County, Virginia (now part of West Virginia).[1] He moved to Franklin, Louisiana for his education.[1]

Political career

Moore was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives for St. Mary Parish in 1825. He held that seat until 1834.


He was first elected to the United States Congress to replace Rice Garland and took his seat on December 17, 1840. He was re-elected in the general election and served until March 3, 1843.

Later career and death

Moore moved to Iberia Parish and married Mary Weeks, widow of the builder of the plantation Shadows-on-the-Teche.[2][3] He was elected to the United States Congress again in 1850, serving a single term in 1851 to 1853; he was the last Whig elected to Congress from Louisiana. In 1861 Moore was a delegate to the Louisiana secession convention.

He died in Franklin, Louisiana on June 17, 1867, and was buried on his estate.


  1. ^ a b "Moore, John 1788 – 1867". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved May 21, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Louisiana History. Louisiana Historical Association. 2001. p. 454.
  3. ^ Guide to the Manuscript Collections in Louisiana, the Department of Archives, Louisiana State University ... Louisiana Historical Records Survey. Department of Archives, Louisiana State University. 1940. p. 39.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)