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MOORE, Thomas Vernon, clergyman, born in Newville, Pennsylvania, 1 February, 1818; died in Nashville, Tennessee, 5 August, 1871. He was graduated at Dickinson in 1838, studied theology at Princeton seminary, and in 1842 was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania He subsequently held charges in Greenville, Pennsylvania, and Richmond, Virginia, in 1847-'68, and from the latter date till his death was in Nashville, Tennessee In 1867 he was moderator of the general assembly of the Presbyterian church. Dr. Moore was an eloquent preacher and a voluminous writer. He edited, with Dr. Moses D. Hoge, the "Central Presbyterian" in 1856-'60, contributed to church literature, and published "Commentaries on Haggai, Zachariah, and Malachi" (Philadelphia, 1856) ; "Last Words of Jesus" (1859); "God's University, or the Family a School, a Government, and a Church" (Richmond, Virginia, 1864) ; " The Culdee Church" (1865) ; and "The Corporate Life of the Church" (1867).
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