|Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
MOORE, Arch Alfred, Jr., (father of Shelley Moore Capito),
a Representative from West Virginia; born in Moundsville, Marshall County, W. Va.,
April 16, 1923; attended, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 1943; B.A., West Virginia University,
Morgantown, W. Va.,1948; L.L.B., West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va., 1951; lawyer,
private practice; United States Army, 1943-1946; member of the West Virginia state house of
delegates, 1953-1955; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fifth and to the five succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first
Congress in 1968; governor of West Virginia, 1969-1973; unsuccessful candidate for election to the
United States Senate in 1978; Governor of West Virginia, 1985-1989; unsuccessful candidate for
reelection for governor of West Virginia in 1988; died on January 7, 2015, in Charleston, W. Va.
West Virginia UniversityWest Virginia & Regional History CenterMorgantown, WVPapers:1950-1989. 2,411 linear feet.The Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. papers include Moore's personal papers, as well as materials related to his time as a congressman and the Governor of West Virginia.