Arch Alfred Moore Jr. (April 16, 1923 – January 7, 2015) was an American lawyer and Republican politician from West Virginia. He began his political career as a state legislator in 1952.
MOORE, Arch Alfred, Jr., (father of Shelley Moore Capito), a Representative from West Virginia; born in Moundsville, Marshall County, W. Va., April 16, 1923; attended, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 1943; B.A., West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va.,1948; L.L.B., West Virginia University, Morgantown, W. Va., 1951; lawyer, private practice; …
Jan 8, 2015 · Arch A. Moore Jr., a charismatic populist who served six terms in Congress and three terms as governor of West Virginia before being convicted in 1990 on widespread corruption charges and having...
May 24, 2018 · Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. (April 16, 1923 – January 7, 2015) was an American lawyer, convicted felon and Republican politician from West Virginia. He began his political career as a state legislator in 1952. He was elected the 28th and 30th Governor of West Virginia from 1969 until 1977 and again from 1985 until 1989.
- April 16, 1923
- January 7, 2015
Arch Alfred Moore Jr. served three terms as Governor of West Virginia (1969-1977, 1985-1989). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection for governor in 1988. Previously, he was elected as a Republican to five terms in the United States House of Representatives, serving from January 3, 1957-January 3, 1969.
Jul 11, 1990 · Former three-term Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr., convicted of corruption and characterized as remorseless by prosecutors, was sentenced Tuesday to five years and 10 months in prison and fined $170,000.
ARCH A. MOORE JR. was born in Moundsville, West Virginia. A recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, Governor Moore is a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1948 and a law degree in 1951 from West Virginia University. He was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1952.