Member Biography

John Phillips Moore 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       45 Republican
1915-1916       45 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


04/12/1856 - 06/03/1926

John Phillips Moore (R45) Allegheny (Part) County 1913-1915

Early Life:

John Phillips Moore, born April 12, 1856, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; son of George K. and Ann Jane Phillips Moore; Duff’s Iron City College; bricklayer; general manager, Knoxville Land and Improvement Company; treasurer, Knoxville Incline Plane Company; married, Mary Scott Moore, 1882, children, Alice Moore Davies, George V. Moore, Jean A. Moore; president, Knoxville Light Company, Hill Top Ice Company; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1888; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1901-1908, not a candidate for reelection, 1908; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913- resigned, October 8, 1915; elected, controller, Allegheny County, 1915-1926; elected, justice of the peace; elected, burgess, Knoxville; died, June 3, 1926 (aged 70) Knoxville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Mount Lebanon, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1888.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1901-1908, not a candidate for reelection, 1908. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1913- resigned, October 8, 1915; committee assignments, Appropriations, Education, Game and Fisheries (Chairman), Judiciary Special, Legislative Apportionment, Pensions and Gratuities, New Counties and County Seats. 

Elected, controller, Allegheny County, 1915-1926.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


The Pennsylvania Manual, (1914). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1091, 1097-1100, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1072. 

Cox, Harold. "Senate Members M"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

John Phillips Moore (1856-1926) - Find a Grave Memorial