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Moore, Clifton H.

b. October 26, 1817, in Kirtland, Ohio; d. April 29, 1901, in Clinton, Illinois. Moore came to Illinois in May of 1839 and settled in Pekin, Illinois. There he taught school until the spring of 1840 when he was hired as a clerk in the courthouse at Tremont. At around the same time, Moore began to read law under the firm of Bailey and Wilmont and was admitted to the bar in July of 1841. The following month, he moved to Clinton, Illinois, where he began to practice law and business. In 1852, Moore entered into what proved to be a very lucrative partnership with Judge David Davis for the purpose of buying and selling land. This partnership continued until David Davis’s death in 1886. In 1870, Moore served as a member of the Illinois constitutional convention.
Biographical Record of Dewitt County, Illinois (Chicago: The SS Clarke Publishing Co., 1901), 9-11; DeWitt County Register (Clinton, Illinois), 29 April 1901, 1, 4; John Palmer, ed., The Bench and Bar of Illinois: Historical and Reminiscent (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1899), 2:896-98; Portrait and Biographical Album of DeWitt and Piatt Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1891), 191-93. Illustration courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL.