Thomas Patrick Moore

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Thomas Patrick Moore (1797 – July 21, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Charlotte County, Virginia, Moore attended the common schools. He moved with his parents to Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He served in the War of 1812. He served as captain in the Twelfth Virginia Infantry March 12, 1812 and a major in the Eighteenth Infantry September 20, 1813. He was honorably discharged on June 15, 1815. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1819 and 1820.

Moore was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and re-elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1829). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Nineteenth Congress).

He was appointed by President Andrew Jackson as Minister Plenipotentiary to Gran Colombia March 13, 1829, and served until April 16, 1833.[1] He returned to Kentucky.

He was presented credentials as a member-elect to the Twenty-third Congress, but the election was contested by Robert P. Letcher and the House declared a new election necessary. He was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 3rd U.S. Dragoons in the war with Mexico and served from March 3, 1847, to July 31, 1848. He served as delegate to the Kentucky constitutional convention in 1849 and 1850.

He died in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, July 21, 1853.


  1. ^ "Colombia" (List of Ambassadors to Colombia). United States Department of State. 2003. Retrieved 2007-08-23.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1829
Succeeded by
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
United States Minister to Colombia
26 September 1829 – 16 April 1833
Succeeded by

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