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general , army officer , Chief of Armed Forces Staff , Director of Border Operations

James William Moore, American legal educator. First recipient Learned Hand medal, 1962; recipient Research award American Bar Foundation, 1978; Professional Achievement award University Chicago, 1978. Member Connecticut Judicial Council. Member American Bar Association. (past chairman standing committee jurisprudence and law reform; member committee reorgns.), Montana Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Sigma Chi.

Background

Moore, James William was born on September 22, 1905 in Condon, Oregon, United States. Son of Amos John and Alice Lulu (Amend) Moore.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Montana State College, 1924. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Montana State College, 1962. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1933.

Juris Scientiae Doctor, Yale University, 1935.

Career

Educated at Harrow School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Moore was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1925. From 1942 to 1944 he was General Staff Officer 1 Guards Armoured Division. He was then Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, in North-West Europe.

In 1945 he was promoted and became Commanding Officer 8th Brigade, in Germany and Palestine. From 1946 to 1947 he was Commanding Officer 1st Guards Brigade, also in Palestine. From 1951 to 1953 he was Deputy Adjutant-General, British Army of the Rhine, Germany.

Returning to the Middle East in 1955, Moore was General Officer Commanding 1st Division. He was then transferred, in the same year, to command the 10th Armoured Division. Returning to London in 1957, he assumed the post of Major-General commanding the Household Brigade and General Officer Commanding London District.

Another overseas posting in 1959 saw him serving as Chief of Armed Forces Staff, Malaya and Director of Border Operations, Malaya. His last active appointment was as the first Defence Services Secretary at the Ministry of Defence in London. He retired in 1966. From 1965 to 1966 he was Aide-de-Camp General to the Queen.

Moore spent his last years as Chief Steward of Hampton Court Palace. He was also a Gentleman Usher to the Royal Household.

Achievements

  • Returning to the United Kingdom, from 1948 to 1950 Moore was Chief of Staff of London District, and then attended the Imperial Defence College. Moore than undertook his first NATO posting, as Chief of Staff Allied Forces Northern Europe.

Works

Membership

Member Connecticut Judicial Council. Member American Bar Association. (past chairman standing committee jurisprudence and law reform.

Member committee reorgns.), Montana Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Sigma Chi.

Connections

Married Etta Eugenia Gracey, March 24, 1928. Children: William Eugene, Valerie Annual.

father:
Amos John Moore

mother:
Alice Lulu (Amend) Moore

spouse:
Etta Eugenia Gracey

child:
William Eugene Moore

child:
Valerie Annual Moore