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MOORE, Andrew Barry, governor of Alabama, born in Spartanburg district, South Carolina, 7 March, 1806; died in Marion, Alabama, 5 April, 1873. He removed to Perry county, Alabama, in 1826, and after teaching for two years studied law in Marion, and was enrolled as an attorney in 1833. He was many times in the legislature after 1839, and served three terms as speaker. He was a Whig presidential elector in 1848, and a state circuit judge from 1852 till 1857, when he resigned to accept the Demo-era, tic nomination for governor. He was elected and chosen again in 1859. In 1861 he directed the seizure of United States forts and arsenals before the secession of the state, and aided greatly in the equipment of state troops. At the close of his term he was appointed special aide-de-camp to the new governor, John G. Shorter. He was confined in Fort Pulaski in 1865, and after his release practised law in Marion till his death.
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