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BIOGRAPHY OF EDMOND H. MOORE

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925 Volume V, page 445-446:

EDMOND H. MOORE. One of Ohio's prominent lawyers and distinguished public men is Edmond H. Moore, of Cleveland, who is a native of the state and a descendant of one of the pioneer families of the Western Reserve. His grandfather, William Moore, came to Ohio from Westmoreland County, Mahoning County, where Alexander F., his son, and father of Edmond H., was born and reared. Alexander F. Moore read law in Canfield, the first county seat of Mahoning County, and for many years practiced his profession at Canfield, Ottawa and Youngstown. As an able lawyer and brilliant orator he ranked among the prominent members of the Ohio bar of his time. He was a leading democrat of his community, and his party honored him with election as mayor of Canfield. He married Elizabeth Van Dalsen, who bore him two children. Edmond H. Moore was born in Milton, Mahoning County, on October 16, 1862. He was graduated from Rayen High School, Youngstown, in 1879, taught school for a number of years, during which time he also studied law in his father's office, and was admitted to the bar in 1884. He engaged in the practice of his profession at Youngstown in 1891, later became senior member of the law firm of Moore, Barnum & Hammond of that city, and so continued until 1922, in which year he moved to Cleveland, and at the present time is senior member of the strong law firm of Moore, Mahon, Miller & Moore, with offices in the Union Trust Building. While Mr. Moore has won state-wide distinction in his profession, it has been in the domain of political affairs that he has gained nation-wide prominence. He was elected on the democratic ticket mayor of Youngstown in 1896 and reelected in 1898. He was appointed state superintendent of insurance of Ohio in May, 1911, and served with credit alike to the state and himself until he resigned in February, 1914, to return to his profession. In 1912 he became a member of the Democratic National Committee from Ohio, and continued a member of that organization until 1920, when he resigned in order that he might devote all of his time to his profession. However, in 1924, he accepted reelection as a member of the Democratic National Convention. In November, 1890, Mr. Moore was united in marriage with Emma McKinney, of Petersburg, Ohio, who died in 1903, leaving two sons, Harold T. and Mark E., both of whom saw overseas military duty during the World war, the older son as a lieutenant of Company A, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Machine Gun Battalion, U.S.A., in the Argonne Forest, France, and in Belgium, the younger son as a sergeant in the Sixtieth Heavy Coast Artillery, U.S.A., in the campaigns of Saint Mihiel and the Argonne Forest, France, and both are engaged in the practice of law, associated with their father. On November 9,1905, Mr. Moore married Martha Reznor,who died on August 26, 1918, without issue.