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George Fleming Moore

jurist

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