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Encyclopedia > A. Harry Moore
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Arthur Harry Moore (born Jersey City, New Jersey in July 3, 1879 - died Branchburg Township, New Jersey in November 18, 1952) was the Democratic Governor of New Jersey for three terms between 1926 and 1941, 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 also represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1935 to 1938.

A. Harry Moore attended public schools and graduated from Cooper Union College in New York City. Moore later graduated from the New Jersey Law School at Newark (now a part of Rutgers University) and was admitted to the bar in 1922, commencing practice in Jersey City.

Political Career

As governor, Moore attained national prominence when he took charge of the investigation into the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932. After retiring as governor, Moore resumed his legal practice in Jersey City.

Moore is buried at New York Bay Cemetery in Jersey City.

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Predecessor Governors of New Jersey Successor
First term:
George S. Silzer
First term:
Morgan F. Larson
Second term:
Morgan F. Larson
Second term:
Harold G. Hoffman
Third term:
Harold G. Hoffman
Third term:
Charles Edison



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