The Civil Rights Act of 1875

Jesse H. Moore

(April 22, 1817 — July 11, 1883) Jesse Hale Moore was a teacher, Methodist minister, and politician. Moore was born in Lebanon, Illinois in 1817. After graduating from McKendree College in 1842, he taught school in Nashville and Georgetown, Illinois. Moore studied for the ministry and was ordained a Methodist minister in 1849. During the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and served as a colonel in the Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Moore was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

Member of Illinois Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 [this display].

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