Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Moore, Ely

Moore, Ely, a Representative from New York; born near Belvidere, Warren County, N.J., July 4, 1798; attended the public schools; moved to New York City; studied medicine, but did not engage in extensive practice; became a printer and subsequently became editor of the National Trades Union, a labor paper in New York City; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); political editor of the New York Evening Post in 1838 and 1839; president of the board of trade and surveyor of the port of New York City 1839-1845; appointed by President Polk United States marshal for the southern district of New York in 1845; became owner and editor of the Warren Journal of Belvidere, N.J.; declined the appointment as Minister to England, and was tendered the appointment of Governor of the Territory of Kansas in 1852, but declined; appointed agent for the Miami and other tribes of Indians in Kansas in 1853; appointed register of the United States land office in Lecompton, Kans., in 1855 and served until 1860; died in Lecompton, Douglas County, Kans., January 27, 1861; interment on his farm near Lecompton.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Moore, Ely," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1581 Original Sources, accessed February 9, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NPLEJ19Z6YJ86I.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Moore, Ely." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1581, Original Sources. 9 Feb. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NPLEJ19Z6YJ86I.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Moore, Ely' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1581. Original Sources, retrieved 9 February 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8NPLEJ19Z6YJ86I.