Moore Robert Walton

Male 1861 - 1941  (80 years)


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  • Name Moore Robert Walton 
    Born 6 Feb 1861  Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1941  Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I01805  Margheim Family from Gottlieb
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2005 

    Father Moore Thomas,   b. 1819, "Moorefield", Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1889, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Morris Hannah M.,   b. May 1834, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1912, Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1860  Fairfax City, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Member of the Virginia State Senate 1887-1890; member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1901 and 1902; President of the Virginia State Bar Association in 1911; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress May 27, 1919 and served 6 terms until March 3, 1931; appointed as Assistant Secretary of State by President Franklin D. Roosevelt September 19, 1933, and served until his death in Fairfax, Virginia, February 8, 1941.

      The Virginia 1930 US census for Fairfax County, Providence District, lists him as follows: Walton R. Moore, age 71, born in Virginia. Occupation: Congressman, Politician. Living in the same residence were sisters: Jennie M., age 60, born in Virginia; Helen S., age 61, born in Virginia; Margaret, age 57, born in Virginia. Occupation: Office Clerk, Government. Listed as Family Group 142 on the census form.

      During World War II, a Liberty Ship was named after him "The R. Walton Moore". Built by J. A. Jones Construction Company, Brunswick, Georgia. Specifications: EC2-S-C1 type, hull #2370 used by the United States Army Transport Service.