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Insurance executive , Lawyer

James Lee Moorefield was American insurance executive, lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.


Moorefield, James Lee was born on June 12, 1922 in Beckley, West Virginia, United States. Son of Terrence Clyde and Judith (Shepherd) Moorefield.


Bachelor of Science, Concord College, Athens, West Virginia, 1947;Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1953.


Teacher high school, coach, Raleigh County (West Virginia) Board Education, 1947-1948;with, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1953-1980;vice president, general counsel, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, 1968-1976;secretary, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, 1970-1974;senior vice president, Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, 1974-1980;president, Health Insurance Association American, Washington, 1980-1987. Board directors Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, Conifer Group, Inc., Bank of NewEng., Worcester, John Alden Corporation. Moderator Town of West Boylston, Massachusetts, 1959-1974, NHC.

Coordinator campaign of Elliot Richardson for lieutenant governor and attorney governor, Massachusetts, since 1964. Member Department of Health and Human Services Organ Transplant T.F., 1985-1986, Private Public Sector Advisory Committee on Catastrophic Illinois, 1986. Member National American Red Cross Advisory commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1985-1987.

Member Dunlop Group of Six, 1981-1987.


  • Bar: Massachusetts 1954, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor legal, and insurance articles to professional journals.


Board directors Worcester chapter American Red Cross, chairman, 1974, 75. Board directors, treasurer Worcester Memorial Hospital. Board directors Worcester City Missionary Society, 1967-1972.

Corporator Holden District Hospital, 1967-1972. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946, 50-52. Member American Bar Association, Insurance Economic Society (executive committee 1968-1980), Massachusetts Bar Association, Worcester County Associations, Association Life Insurance Counsel.

Lodges: Masons, Rotary.


Married Joyce Ward, December 9, 1944. Children: Nancy Jo, James Stewart, David Lee.

Terrence Clyde Moorefield

Judith (Shepherd) Moorefield

Joyce Ward

Nancy Jo Moorefield

James Stewart Moorefield

David Lee Moorefield