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us: Moore, J. Hampton (Joseph Hampton), 1864-1950

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    • us: Moore, Joseph Hampton, 1864-1950
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        Woodbury, N.J.
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        Philadelphia, Pa.
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        Washington, D.C.
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    • found: Krauskopf, J. Papers, 1885-1923 (J. Hampton Moore)
    • found: RLIN database, 11/20/92 (hdg.: Moore, J. Hampton (Joseph Hampton), 1864-1950; usage: J. Hampton Moore; note: civic & political leader of Philadelphia; U.S. congressman, 1906-1920)
    • found: Canals for defense, 1916: t.p. (Hon. J. Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania, House of Representatives)
    • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- , accessed Oct. 30, 2013 (Moore, Joseph Hampton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; b. Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J., Mar. 8, 1864; attended common schools; studied law; reporter on the Philadelphia Public Ledger and the Court Combination 1881-1894; chief clerk to the city treasurer of Philadelphia 1894-1897; secretary to the mayor in 1900; president of the Allied Republican Clubs of Philadelphia, of the Pennsylvania State League, and of the National League of Republican Clubs 1900-1906; city treasurer 1901-1903; appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as the first Chief, Bureau of Manufactures, Dept. of Commerce and Labor in Jan. 1905, but resigned after six months to become president of a Philadelphia trust company; president of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association 1907-1947; elected as a Republican to 59ht Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George A. Castor; reelected to 60th-66th Congresses and served from Nov. 6, 1906, to Jan. 4, 1920 when he resigned to become mayor of Philadelphia; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1920-1923; appointed by U.S. State Department as delegate to the International Navigation Congress at Cairo, Egypt, in 1926; again elected mayor of Philadelphia 1932-1935; d. Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1950; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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