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George Fleming Moore

George Fleming Moore, American jurist. member firm Moore & Walker, Austin, Texas, firm was reporter for Texas Supreme Court, published volumes 22-24 of Texas Reports, 1860-1861: served as colonel 17th Regiment, Texas Cavalry during Civil War, 1860-1861.

Background

  • Moore, George Fleming was born on July 17, 1822 in Elbert County, Georgia, United States. Son of William H. and Mary Garland (Marks) Moore.

  • Education

    • Attended U. Alabama, University of Virginia law school (did not graduate).

    Career

    • Admitted to Alabama bar, 1844. Senior member firm Moore & Walker, Austin, Texas, firm was reporter for Texas Supreme Court, published volumes 22-24 of Texas Reports, 1860-1861: served as colonel 17th Regiment, Texas Cavalry during Civil War, 1860-1861. Elected to Texas Supreme Court, 1862, chief justice, 1866-1867, 78-81, The American Association For Justice, 1874-1878.

      Upheld power of Confederate Congress to raise army by draft in “Ex parte F.H. Coupland” (26 Texas Reports 38T). Gave opinion in Jacob Kuechler versus George Wright which established rule in effect that all executive officers (except governor) are subject to control by writ of mandamus.

    Membership

    Member firm Moore & Walker, Austin, Texas, firm was reporter for Texas Supreme Court, published volumes 22-24 of Texas Reports, 1860-1861: served as colonel 17th Regiment, Texas Cavalry during Civil War, 1860-1861.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Spyker, 1846, 7 children.
    • father: William H. Moore
    • mother: Mary Garland (Marks) Moore
    • spouse: Susan Spyker
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    Born July 17, 1822
    Died August 30, 1883
    (aged 61)
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