Arch A. Moore Jr.
Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. (April 16, 1923 – January 7, 2015) was an American politician and former lawyer. He began his political career as a state legislator in 1952. He was elected the 28th and 30th Governor of West Virginia from 1969 until 1977 and again from 1985 until 1989. He was a member of the Republican Party. His daughter, Shelley Moore Capito, is the current senator of West Virginia.
|28th and 30th Governor of West Virginia|
January 14, 1985 – January 16, 1989
|Preceded by||Jay Rockefeller|
|Succeeded by||Gaston Caperton|
January 13, 1969 – January 17, 1977
|Preceded by||Hulett Smith|
|Succeeded by||Jay Rockefeller|
|Chairperson of the National Governors Association|
September 15, 1971 – June 7, 1972
|Preceded by||Warren Hearnes|
|Succeeded by||Marvin Mandel|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from West Virginia's 1st district
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1969
|Preceded by||Bob Mollohan|
|Succeeded by||Bob Mollohan|
Arch Alfred Moore, Jr.
April 16, 1923
Moundsville, West Virginia, U.S.
|Died||January 7, 2015 (aged 91)|
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Shelley Riley (m. August 11, 1949 - September 13, 2014;her death)|
|Relations||grandfather F. T. Moore, mayor of Moundsville|
|Residence||Glen Dale, West Virginia|
|Alma mater||Lafayette College|
West Virginia University, Morgantown
|Allegiance||United States Army|
|Years of service||May 1943 - April 1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II - ETO|
He was eventually prosecuted for and pleaded guilty to five felony charges. In 1990 he was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison. He served over three years before his release.
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- Biography of Arch A. Moore, Jr. Archived 2012-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
- Inaugural address of Arch A. Moore, Jr. (1969) Archived 2007-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Inaugural address of Arch A. Moore, Jr. (1973) Archived 2007-03-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Inaugural address of Arch A. Moore, Jr. (1985) Archived 2007-03-15 at the Wayback Machine