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Thomas Patrick Moore

Born: 1797

Death: Jul 21, 1853

Birthplace: Virginia

Nationality: United States

Thomas Patrick Moore

Date of Birth : 1797
Date of Death : Jul 21, 1853
Birth Place : Virginia

Thomas Patrick Moore was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born in Charlotte County, Virginia, Moore attended the common schools. He moved with his parents to Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He served in the War of 1812. He served as captain in the Twelfth Virginia Infantry March 12, 1812. Major in the Eighteenth Infantry September 20, 1813. Honorably discharged June 15, 1815. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1819 and 1820. Moore was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses. He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business. He was appointed by President Andrew Jackson as Minister Plenipotentiary to Gran Colombia March 13, 1829, and served until April 16, 1833. He 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.

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