Biography of George J. Moore
Franklin County, NY Biographies

George Joseph Moore. - One of the best known lawyers of the North Country is George Joseph Moore, of Malone, who is president of the Franklin County Bar Association. He was born in Huntington County, Quebec, Canada, May 19, 1879, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth (McCaffrey) Moore.

Arthur Moore was born in Huntington County, Quebec, Oct. 11, 1848. He was a farmer throughout his life and died May 7, 1926 His wife died in October, 1921. Both are buried at Dundee, Quebec. Their marriage took place in 1878, and she was the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Bannon) McCaffrey, of Dundee. To Mr. and Mrs. Moore were born the following children: 1. George Joseph, the subject of this sketch. 2. Mary, born March 13, 1881, the wife of Herbert Donavan, who is a teacher of mathematics at James Madison High School, Brooklyn, N. Y. 3. Carl J., born in 1885, lives at Yakima, Wash. 4. Charles A., born in 1887, is a conductor on the Canadian National Railway, lives at Fort Covington, N. Y.

George Joseph Moore secured his early education in the district schools of Huntington County, Quebec. He was graduated from Fort Covington (N. Y.) High School in 1898 and spent one year at Potsdam Normal School, after which he taught school at Duane Center and Belmont, N. Y. He subsequently entered Albany Law School, from which he received the degree of LL. B. in 1902. He spent the following two years in private practice at Malone, and then became associated with Benjamin L. Wells, under the firm name of Wells & Moore, and the partnership continued until the death of Mr. Wells in 1907. At that time Mr. Moore practiced with Harold G. O'Neil, but in 1908 he established a private practice. Mr. Moore served as attorney for the county board of supervisors of Franklin County for ten years. He is a director as well as attorney for the Farmers National Bank of Malone, director of Alice Hyde Memorial Hospital, and director of the Northern New York Institute for Deaf Mutes. Besides being president of the Franklin County Bar Association, he holds membership in the New York State and American Bar Associations.

On Oct. 9, 1907, Mr. Moore married Miss Theresa McNierny, the daughter of Hugh and Mary (Rafferty) McNierny, of Burke, N. Y. They are the parents of five children: 1-2. Arthur and Albert, twins, born Oct. 8, 1908. They are graduates of Manlius School and Eastman Business Institute, class of 1931. 3. Robert, born Oct. 4, 1916, attends Franklin Academy. 4. Marian, born July 5, 1919. 5. Jean, born May 20, 1923.

In politics Mr. Moore is identified with the Republican party and during 1924-25 served as a member of the New York State Assembly from Franklin County. Since 1929 he has been chairman of the Franklin County Republican Committee.

Mr. Moore and his family are members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and he belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Malone Lodge of Elks, Malone Golf Club, Malone Grange and Malone Fish & Game Club. He also holds membership in the Rotary Club, of which he has served as president.

Mr. Moore has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has made two trips to Europe. He owns a summer camp at Lake Titus in the Adirondacks, and lives at 132 Elm Street, Malone.


The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

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