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Arthur Harry Moore (July 3, 1877 – November 18, 1952) was a Democrat who was the 39th Governor of New Jersey, serving three terms between 1926 and 1941. He was the longest-serving New Jersey Governor in the 20th century and the only New Jersey Governor elected to serve three separate non-consecutive terms. Moore represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from January 3, 1935, to January 17, 1938, when he stepped down to begin his third term as Governor of New Jersey.

Arthur Harry Moore
Arthur Harry Moore circa 1926.png
39th Governor of New Jersey
In office
January 19, 1926 – January 15, 1929
Preceded byGeorge Sebastian Silzer
Succeeded byMorgan Foster Larson
In office
January 19, 1932 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byMorgan Foster Larson
Governor
Succeeded byClifford Ross Powell
Acting Governor
In office
January 18, 1938 – January 21, 1941
Preceded byHarold G. Hoffman
Succeeded byCharles Edison
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 17, 1938
Preceded byHamilton Fish Kean
Succeeded byJohn G. Milton
Personal details
BornJuly 3, 1877
Jersey City, New Jersey
DiedNovember 18, 1952(1952-11-18) (aged 75)
Branchburg Township, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jennie Hastings Stevens
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BiographyEdit

He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 3, 1877, and attended public schools. He graduated from Cooper Union in New York City. Moore later graduated from the New Jersey Law School in Newark (now Rutgers Law School) and was admitted to the bar in 1922, commencing practice in Jersey City.

Moore died on November 18, 1952, at the age of 75, in Branchburg Township, New Jersey, when he suffered a stroke while driving with his wife and ran his car off the highway. His wife was only slightly injured in the crash. He was buried at Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery in Jersey City.

Political careerEdit

  • 1908 to 1911, Secretary to the Mayor of Jersey City
  • 1911 to 1913, City Collector
  • 1913 to 1925, Jersey City commissioner
  • 1926 to 1929, Governor of New Jersey
  • 1932 to 1935, Governor of New Jersey
  • 1935 to 1938, United States Senator
  • 1938 to 1941, Governor of New Jersey

As governor, Moore attained national prominence when he took charge of the investigation into the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932. After retiring as governor, Moore resumed his legal practice in Jersey City.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "A. Harry Moore (id: M000893)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Political offices
Preceded by
George Sebastian Silzer
Governor of New Jersey
January 19, 1926 – January 15, 1929
Succeeded by
Morgan Foster Larson
Preceded by
Morgan Foster Larson
Governor of New Jersey
January 19, 1932 – January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
Harold G. Hoffman
Preceded by
Harold G. Hoffman
Governor of New Jersey
January 18, 1938 – January 21, 1941
Succeeded by
Charles Edison
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Hamilton Fish Kean
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
January 3, 1935 – January 17, 1938
Succeeded by
John G. Milton
Party political offices
Preceded by
George Sebastian Silzer
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1925
Succeeded by
William L. Dill
Preceded by
William L. Dill
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1931
Succeeded by
William L. Dill
Preceded by
Edward I. Edwards
Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 1) from New Jersey
1934
Succeeded by
William H. J. Ely
Preceded by
William L. Dill
Democratic Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
1937
Succeeded by
Charles Edison