Biography of Robert M. Moore
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Robert M. Moore, born, at Morristown, Ont., July 3, 1867, removed with his parents in his youth to Jefferson county. His first experience in practical life was at a blacksmith's forge, and it was perhaps his first exhibition of the natural cleverness and acumen that has since so often been evidenced when, after two years, he quit the dnid erv and hard work of that occupation upon the conviction that a much better living could be made more easily, and began the study of law, gaining admission to the bar in 1890. Mr. Moore located in Malone in 1889, and after ten years of practice and of conspicuous participation in politics here removed to New York city in 1900. His strong points, additional to unfailing good nature, are a remarkably retentive memory, so that any principle of law or court decision once read continues always at instant command, and a persistence in court in pursuing with resolute refusal to be diverted from it the one line of attack or de reuse mapped out by him in advance. Though not without his triumphs in civil actions, Mr. Moore's reputation rests largely upon his conduct of criminal cases. Besides the many successes won by him in Malone, he has been connected with a number of important murder trials in Yew York city, notably the Dr. Kennedy and the Patrick trials, which he conducted with ability and marked distinction. For a number of years both while practicing in Malone and after his removal to New York, he had practically a monopoly of the rich business incident to representing Chinarnen who had been apprehended under the Chinese exclusion act, and realized tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars from it. While spending most of his time in New York, Mr. Moore continued to identify himself with Malone through a law partnership with Andrew B. Cooney.

From:
Historical Sketches of Franklin County
and its several towns.
By: Frederick J. Seaver Malone, New York.
J. B. Lyon Company, Printers Albany, NY 1918.


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