Arthur Harry Moore
was a Democrat
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who was the 39th Governors of New Jersey, serving three terms between 1926 and 1941. He was the longest-serving New Jersey Governor in the 20th century and the only New Jersey Governor elected to serve three separate non-consecutive terms. Moore represented New Jersey in the United States Senate
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from January 3, 1935, to January 17, 1938, when he stepped down to begin his third term as Governor of New Jersey.
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey
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on July 3, 1879, and attended public schools. He graduated from Cooper Union
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in New York City
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. Moore later graduated from the New Jersey Law School at Newark (now a part of Rutgers University
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) and was admitted to the bar in 1922, commencing practice in Jersey City.
Moore died on November 18, 1952 at the age of 73, in Branchburg Township, New Jersey
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when he suffered a stroke while driving with his wife and ran his car off the highway. His wife was only slightly injured in the crash. He was buried at New York Bay Cemetery in Jersey City.
- 1908 to 1911, secretary to the mayor of Jersey City.
- 1911 to 1913, city collector
- 1913 to 1925, Jersey City commissioner
- 1926 to 1928, Governor of New Jersey
- 1932 to 1935, Governor of New Jersey
- 1935 to 1938, United States Senator
- 1938 to 1941, Governor of New Jersey
As governor, Moore attained national prominence when he took charge of the investigation into the Lindbergh kidnapping
The kidnapping of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., was the abduction of the son of aviator Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. The toddler, 18 months old at the time, was abducted from his family home in East Amwell, New Jersey, near the town of Hopewell, New Jersey, on the evening of...
in 1932. After retiring as governor, Moore resumed his legal practice in Jersey City.
- Biography of A. Harry Moore (PDF), New Jersey State Library
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