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Jerry Jay Moore

archaeologist , sales executive

Jerry Jay Moore, American sales executive, retired archaeologist. Named to Wall Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Memorial Center, 2004; scholar, State of Illinois, 1978-1982.


Moore, Jerry Jay was born on January 29, 1960 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Richard Vernal and Irmgard Ludwiga Ottilia (Bennewitz) Moore.


Student, Eastern Illinois University, 1980—1983.


Laboratory assistant Archaeol. Investigations Center Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1979. Field/laboratory technician Illinois State Museum Society, Springfield, 1980.

Assistant laboratory supervisor Illinois State Museum Society, Dickson Mounds Museum, Havana, 1980—1981, American Resources Group, Ltd., Carbondale, 1983—1986. Archaeological technician Midwestern Archaeol. Research Center Illinois State University, Normal, 1986—1993.

Archaeological assistant University Illinois, Urbana, 1993—1994. Archaeological assistant Institute Archaeology and Anthropology University South Carolina, Columbia, 1993—1994. Merchandising assistant J.C. Penney Company, Champaign, Illinois, 1994—2000.

Sales professional Bergner's/Saks Inc., Urbana, 2000—2002, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., Champaign, 2002—2009, Jons Pipe Shop, Champaign, since 2001.



Founding member National Campaign for Tolerance, Civil Rights Memorial Center, Wall of Tolerance, Montgomery, Alabama, 2004. Founding sponsor Martin Luther King Junior National Memorial, Washington, 2006. Member of Sons of the American Revolution, Society Collegiate Journalists, Iroquois County History and Genealogical Society, Society of the War of 1812 (United States Army Military Uniform Fort Dearborn, Illinois Project 1999—2000, sergeant at arms since 2000), Sons of the Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (department of Illinois genealogist 1998—2007, Illinois department ordnance assessment 2004-2005), Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    History, antiques, genealogy.


Richard Vernal Moore

Irmgard Ludwiga Ottilia (Bennewitz) Moore