MOORE, Thomas Patrick (1797-1853)

MOORE, THOMAS PATRICK, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Charlotte County, Va., in 1797; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky.; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; served in the War of 1812; captain in the Twelfth Virginia Infantry March 12, 1812; major in the Eighteenth Infantry September 20, 1813; honorably discharged June 15, 1815; member of the State house of representatives in 1819 and 1820; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Nineteenth Congress); appointed by President Jackson as Minister Plenipotentiary to New Grenada March 13, 1829, and served until April 16, 1833; returned to Kentucky; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Twenty-third Congress, but the election was contested by Robert P. Letcher and the House declared a new election necessary; appointed lieutenant colonel of the Third United States Dragoons in the war with Mexico and served from March 3, 1847, to July 31, 1848; delegate to the Kentucky constitutional convention in 1849 and 1850; died in Harrodsburg, Ky., July 21, 1853.

Filson Club Historical Society
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1826-1833. ca. 16 items.
Chiefly in the Joseph Hamilton Daveis papers relating to his service as Minister to Columbia; a few in miscellaneous papers. Finding aid in repository. Restricted.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 5, 1825; 1828-1834. 5 letters.
Finding aid in repository.

  • Hamer, Thomas Lyon. Speech of Mr. Hamer, of Ohio, on the Kentucky contested election; delivered [!] in the House of Representatives of the U. States, May 22, 1834. Washington: Printed by F. P. Blair, 1834.
  • Moore, Thomas Patrick. To the citizens of the Seventh Congressional District. Lexington?, Ky.: N.p., 1825?]
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Elections. Contested election--Robert P. Letcher vs. Thomas P. Moore [of Kentucky]. [Washington: Gales & Seaton, print., 1834].