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Morgan Moore Moulder (August 31, 1904 – November 12, 1976) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Morgan M. Moulder
Morgan M. Moulder (Missouri Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byClaude I. Bakewell
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
Preceded byMax Schwabe
Succeeded byThomas B. Curtis
Personal details
Born(1904-08-31)August 31, 1904
Linn Creek, Missouri, U.S.
DiedNovember 12, 1976(1976-11-12) (aged 72)
Camdenton, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

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BackgroundEdit

Born in Linn Creek, Missouri, Moulder attended the public schools of Linn Creek and Lebanon, Missouri, and the University of Missouri. He was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, LL.B., 1927.

CareerEdit

Moulder was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced the practice of law in Linn Creek, Missouri.

Moulder was elected prosecuting attorney of Camden County, Missouri, in 1928. He was reelected for three succeeding terms and served until 1938.

In 1938, he returned to the private practice of law.

From 1943 to 1946, he served as special assistant to the United States attorney for the western district of Missouri.

In April 1947, he was appointed by the Governor to serve as a judge of the circuit court in the eighteenth judicial circuit and served until December 31, 1948.

In 1949, Moulder was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the six succeeding sessions of the U.S. Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963). He served on the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). While HUAC member in 1950, he heard testimony from Lee Pressman and Max Lowenthal among others.[1]

He was not a candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress.

He resumed the practice of law in Camdenton, Missouri.

Personal life and deathEdit

Moulder died November 12, 1976. He was interred in Old Linn Creek Cemetery, near Camdenton.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hearings regarding communism in the United States Government: Hearings before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eighty-first Congress, second session. US Government Printing Office. 15 September 1950. Retrieved 16 September 2017.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Max Schwabe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd congressional district

1949–1953
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Curtis
Preceded by
Claude I. Bakewell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 11th congressional district

1953–1963
Succeeded by
District dissolved