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Robert Lee Moore (Georgia politician)

Robert Lee Moore (November 27, 1867 – January 14, 1940), also known as R. Lee Moore, was an American politician and lawyer from Georgia.

Moore was born near Scarboro, Georgia, in Screven County. He attended Scarboro Academy, Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Georgia, and Moore’s Business University in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated in 1890 with a Bachelor of Laws (B.L.) from the UGA School of Law in Athens and was a member of Demosthenian Literary Society when he was a student. Moore gained admission to the state bar and began the practice of law in Statesboro, Georgia.

From 1906 to 1907, Moore was the Mayor of Statesboro. He was the solicitor general of Georgia's middle judicial circuit from 1913 to 1916. Moore was elected in 1922 as a Democrat to represent Georgia's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for the 68th Congress. After unsuccessfully running for reelection to that seat in 1924, Moore returned to practicing law in Statesboro. He died there on January 14, 1940, and was buried in City Cemetery in that same city.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James W. Overstreet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon Edwards


  • United States Congress. "Robert Lee Moore (id: M000914)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.