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This sepia colored photograph shows Oscar Leopold Moore, (1849-1929). Moore a native of West Virginia served with the Third West Virginia Cavalry Regiment of Company M. under the command of General George Custer. He was also one of the soldiers chosen to accompany General Ulysses S. Grant to Appomattox Court House for General Robert E. Lee's surrender. After the war Moore attended classes at Mt. Union College in Ohio before migrating ,in 1874, to Enterprise, Kansas. For a few years he taught school in the Enterprise community until he passed the bar, in 1878, and began a long and successful career as a lawyer in Dickinson County. Moore practiced law in Solomon City for a short period of time before moving, in 1882, to Abilene, Kansas. In the former cow town, he devoted his time and energy to upholding the law and defending citizen's rights. Moore's trust and integrity as a lawyer preceded him. In 1896, he was appointed Judge of the Eighth Judicial District of the State of Kansas. He served on the bench for nearly thirteen years before stepping down in January of 1909. After leaving the bench, Moore was appointed court reporter to the Kansas Supreme Court until failing health forced him to step down in 1929. On June 6, 1929 after a prolonged illness, Moore passed away at the age of eighty at his home in Abilene, Kansas.

Creator: Leonard, J. H.
Date: Between 1890 and 1909

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Item Number: 216417
Call Number: B Moore, Oscar L. *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216417

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