Member Biography

Robert Moore 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1824-1825       10 Democrat
1825-1826       10 Democrat
1826-1827       10 Democrat
1827-1828       10 Democrat

COUNTIES: Luzerne, Columbia  


03/30/1778 - 01/14/1831

Robert Moore (D10) Columbia and Luzerne County 1824-1828

Early Life:

Robert Moore, born March 30, 1778, on a farm near Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania; son of Henry and Mary Dodd Moore; pursued an academic course; attended Washington College, (now Washington and Jefferson) Washington, Pennsylvania; studied law, admitted, Beaver County bar, 1802; commenced law practice, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; married, Mary Stibbs, 1804, children, Joseph S., Henrietta Maria, Elizabeth, Henry Clay, Amanda Zenobia, Alfred Robert, Franklin, Caroline L.; treasurer, Beaver County 1805-1811; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1811; served, Pennsylvania State Militia, War of 1812; elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, 1817-1821; resumed the practice of law; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1824-1828; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1829-1830; died, January 14, 1831, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interment, Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Attorney; served, Pennsylvania State Militia, War of 1812. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 19th district, 1811. 

Elected, member, American Antiquarian Society, oldest historical society in the United States with a national focus preserve and make available for study all printed records of what is now known as the United States of America, 1820.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, Columbia and Luzerne County, 1824-1828.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1829-1830.

Continued Government Service/National Politics:

Elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses, 1817-1821; was not a candidate for renomination.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Not currently available. 


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

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Robert Moore (1778-1831) - Find a Grave Memorial


Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Robert Moore  went on to serve in congress