Gabriel Moore

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Gabriel Moore
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837
Preceded by John McKinley
Succeeded by John McKinley
5th Governor of Alabama
In office
November 25, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Preceded by John Murphy
Succeeded by Samuel B. Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by Clement Comer Clay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by John Crowell
Succeeded by Alabama split into 3 congressional districts
Personal details
Born c. 1785
Stokes County, North Carolina
Died June 9, 1845 (aged 59–60)
Caddo, Texas
Political party Jacksonian

Gabriel Moore (c. 1785 – June 9, 1845) was a Democratic-Republican politician and fifth Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama (1829–1831).

Life and Politics

Moore was born in Stokes County, North Carolina of English descent.[1] He moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1810. Moore served in the territorial legislatures, and was elected to the United States Congress in 1821. He was re-elected to the United States Congress in 1827.[2]

Moore was the second Representative of the state of Alabama, and the first Representative of its First Congressional District. In 1831, two years into his four year Governorship, Moore resigned to seek a Class 3 spot in the Senate. In response to his resignation, Moore was replaced as Governor by Alabama Senate President Samuel B. Moore (no relation).

Gabriel's Senate bid was successful, and he served for six years as Class 3 Senator alongside William R. King before losing out to John McKinley in 1837, who had preceded Moore in 1831. During his tenure in the Senate, Moore also served as chairman of the House Committee of Revolutionary Claims. Following his loss to McKinley, Moore moved to Caddo Lake, Texas, in 1843, where he died two years later at the age of approximately 60.


  1. Dictionary of North Carolina Biography: Vol. 4, L-O By William S. (ed.) Powell page 296
  2. "Alabama Governors: Gabriel More". Alabama Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2012-06-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Crowell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Succeeded by
Alabama split into congressional districts
New seat Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1829
Succeeded by
Clement Comer Clay
Political offices
Preceded by
John Murphy
Governor of Alabama
November 25, 1829 – March 4, 1831
Succeeded by
Samuel B. Moore
United States Senate
Preceded by
John McKinley
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Alabama
March 4, 1831 – March 4, 1837
Served alongside: William R. King
Succeeded by
John McKinley