MOORE, Robert, (1778 - 1831)


MOORE, Robert, (grandfather of Michael Daniel Harter), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near Washington, Washington County, Pa., March 30, 1778; pursued an academic course; attended Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Beaver, Beaver County, Pa.; treasurer of Beaver County 1805-1811; served in the Pennsylvania State Militia in the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1830 and 1831; died in Beaver, Pa., January 14, 1831; interment in Beaver Cemetery.