MOORE, John Matthew (1862-1940)

MOORE, JOHN MATTHEW, a Representative from Texas; born on a farm near Richmond, Fort Bend County, Tex., November 18, 1862; attended the common schools and the Agricultural and Mechanical College, College Station, Tex.; engaged in mercantile pursuits, banking, stock raising, and farming; member of the State house of representatives 1896-1898; declined to be a candidate for renomination; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900 and 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John M. Pinckneyas not a candidate for renomination in 1912; continued agricultural pursuits and stock raising near Richmond, Fort Bend County, Tex., until his death February 3, 1940; interment in Morton Cemetery.