Andrew Moore (politician)

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Andrew Moore
Senator Andrew Moore.jpg
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
August 11, 1804 – December 4, 1804
Preceded byWilson C. Nicholas
Succeeded byWilliam B. Giles
In office
December 4, 1804 – March 4, 1809
Preceded byWilliam B. Giles
Succeeded byRichard Brent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th district
In office
March 5, 1804 – August 11, 1804
Preceded byThomas Lewis, Jr.
Succeeded byAlexander Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 4, 1797
Preceded byJohn Brown
Succeeded byDavid Holmes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1793
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJoseph Neville
Personal details
Rockbridge County, Virginia
DiedApril 14, 1821 (aged 68–69)
Lexington, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Military service
Branch/serviceContinental Army
Virginia Militia
RankMajor General
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War
Battle of Saratoga

Andrew Moore (1752 – April 14, 1821) was an American lawyer and politician from Lexington, Virginia. Moore studied law under George Wythe and was admitted to bar in 1774,[1] he rose to the rank of captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, seeing action at Saratoga. After the war he was eventually commissioned a major general in the Virginia militia in 1803, he was a delegate to the Virginia convention that ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1791–1789 and 1799–1800,[1] he represented Virginia in both the U.S. House (1789–97, 1804) and the U.S. Senate (1804–1809).

Electoral history[edit]

  • 1789; Moore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 84.16% of the vote, defeating Independent George Hancock.
  • 1790; Moore was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1793; Moore was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1795; Moore was re-elected unopposed.


  1. ^ a b Tyler, Lyon Gardiner (1915). ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY, Volume II. pp. 88–89.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Position established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Neville
Preceded by
John Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
David Holmes
Preceded by
Thomas Lewis, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Alexander Wilson
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Wilson C. Nicholas
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Virginia
Served alongside: William B. Giles
Succeeded by
William B. Giles
Preceded by
William B. Giles
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Virginia
Served alongside: William B. Giles
Succeeded by
Richard Brent