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Paul John Moore (August 5, 1868 in Newark, New Jersey – January 10, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1927–1929.

Paul J. Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1929
Preceded byHerbert W. Taylor
Succeeded byFred A. Hartley Jr.
Personal details
Born(1868-08-05)August 5, 1868
Newark, New Jersey
DiedJanuary 10, 1938(1938-01-10) (aged 69)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Moore was born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 5, 1868, where he attended the public and parochial schools and St. Benedict's College. He joined the Newark Fire Department on November 1, 1892, and was promoted through the ranks to chief engineer, serving until his retirement on August 1, 1924, when he engaged as a fire-fighting-equipment salesman.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress, serving in office for a single term, from March 4, 1927 to March 3, 1929. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress and for election in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress.

Moore served as chairman of the Essex County Democratic committee in 1928 and 1929. After he left Congress, he again worked as a fire-fighting-equipment salesman in Newark, until 1931, when he moved with his wife Frances to a home at 27 Lancaster Avenue Maplewood, New Jersey, and retired. He died in Newark on January 10, 1938, and was interred in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, New Jersey.


  • United States Congress. "Paul J. Moore (id: M000912)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Paul J. Moore at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Herbert W. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1929
Succeeded by
Fred A. Hartley, Jr.