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Laban T. Moore

Laban T. Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Preceded by John Calvin Mason
Succeeded by William H. Wadsworth
Personal details
Born (1829-01-13)January 13, 1829
Wayne County, Virginia
Died November 9, 1892(1892-11-09) (aged 63)
Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Resting place Ashland Cemetery
Political party Opposition
Alma mater Marietta College
Transylvania University
Profession Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance Union
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861 – 1862
Rank Colonel
Unit 14th Kentucky Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Laban Theodore Moore (January 13, 1829 - November 9, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Wayne County, Virginia (now West Virginia), near Louisa, Kentucky, Moore attended Marshall Academy in Virginia and was graduated from Marietta College in Ohio. He attended Transylvania Law College at Lexington. He was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Louisa, Kentucky. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election 1857 to the State house of representatives.

Moore was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1860. During the Civil War raised and enlisted the 14th Kentucky Infantry, of which he was elected colonel November 19, 1861, and resigned January 1, 1862. He moved to Catlettsburg, where he resumed the practice of law. He became a Democrat after the war. He served as member of the State senate in 1881. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1890 and 1891. He died in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, November 9, 1892. He was interred in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Kentucky.


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