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John Matthew Moore (November 18, 1862 – February 3, 1940) was an American rancher and statesman from Texas who served in the United States House of Representatives from District 8 from 1905 to 1913.

John M. Moore
John Matthew Moore (Texas Congressman).jpg
John Matthew Moore, Texas Congressman.
Secretary of State of Texas
In office
Preceded byJoseph W. Baines
Succeeded byGeorge W. Smith

Moore was appointed Secretary of State of Texas by Governor Sul Ross on January 21, 1887 at the age of 25. He served throughout Governor Ross's term. Moore was elected a member of the Texas House of Representatives in 1896.

The John M. Moore House in Richmond (Fort Bend County), Texas, which currently serves as the Fort Bend Museum.

Moore's son, John Jr., served as a two-term Mayor of Richmond, Texas and a two-term judge in Fort Bend County, Texas.[1] John Jr.'s son, Hilmar, was the Mayor of Richmond, and the longest-serving elected official in the United States, having served 30 terms from 1949[2][3] until Moore's death on December 4, 2012.

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  1. ^ Denise Adams (May 6, 2005). "Moore's headstone to get historic marker". Fort Bend Herald. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Kevin Connolly (November 27, 2008). "Texas mulls defeat in battle of ideas". BBC News.
  3. ^ "60-year mayor running for re-election". KLTV. March 30, 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph W. Baines
Secretary of State of Texas
Succeeded by
George W. Smith
Texas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arthur Tompkins
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from District 41 (Richmond)

Succeeded by
Arthur Tompkins
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John M. Pinckney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joe H. Eagle