13 Facts About Alfred Moore


Alfred Moore was an American judge, lawyer, planter and military officer who became an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.


Alfred Moore was a founder and trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Alfred Moore's father, Maurice, was a colonial judge in North Carolina and published an essay denouncing the Stamp Act.


Around 1764, following the death of his mother and his father's remarriage, Alfred Moore was sent to Boston to complete his education.


Alfred Moore fought in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, and took part in the defense of Charleston, South Carolina, after British forces attempted to capture Sullivan's Island.


Alfred Moore's fortunes had recovered to the point where by 1790 he had owned 48 enslaved people on his slave plantation.


Alfred Moore played a role in the founding of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Alfred Moore was among those who selected the site for the university, and he served on its board of trustees from 1789 until 1807.


Alfred Moore was again elected to the state House of Representatives in 1792, and served one term.


In 1798, Alfred Moore was again the Federalist candidate for US Senate; he lost again, this time to Jesse Franklin.


Alfred Moore was confirmed by the US Senate on December 10,1799, and was sworn into office on April 21,1800.


Alfred Moore served until his resignation on January 26,1804.


Alfred Moore died October 15,1810, in Bladen County, North Carolina, and is buried at St Philip's Church, in Brunswick County.