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MOOR, Wyman Bradbury Sevey, senator, born in Waterville, Maine, 3 November, 1814; died in Lynch-burg, Virginia, 16 February, 1869. He was educated at Colby university, studied law in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in 1833 was admitted to the bar. He was in the Maine legislature in 1839, attorney-general of that state in 1844-'8, and by appointment succeeded John Fairfield in the United States senate, serving from January to June, 1848. He subsequently devoted much attention to the railroad interests of his state, and was consul-general to the British-American provinces in 1857-'61. He removed to Virginia a few months previous to his death.
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