Marshall F. Moore

Marshall Frank Moore
7th Governor of Washington Territory
In office
August 26, 1867  April 5, 1869
Preceded by George Edward Cole
Succeeded by Alvan Flanders
Personal details
Born February 12, 1829
Binghamton, New York
Died February 26, 1870 (1870-02-27) (aged 41)
Olympia, Washington
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Van Trump

Marshall Frank Moore (February 12, 1829 – February 26, 1870) was an American Civil War Veteran, an attorney, and the 7th Governor of Washington Territory.


Moore was born in Binghamton, New York, Broome County, on February 12, 1829. He attended Yale University. He married Francis Fanny Van Trump on June 7, 1859. The couple had three children; Mary Louise, Frances, and Thomas.[1]


Moore served as a state judge in the Common Pleas Court and as a prosecuting attorney in Sioux City, Iowa.[2]

Moore served during the Civil War under George McClellan in Virginia and under Sherman. He was at Rich Mountain, Shiloh, Chickamauga, Jonesboro and Missionary Ridge. He rose to the rank of breveted major general on March 13, 1865.

Moore was Governor of Washington Territory from 1867 to 1869. He was accompanied to Olympia, Washington by his brother-in-law, Philemon Beecher Van Trump, who served as Moore's private secretary. Moore was a delegate to the United States Congress from Washington Territory in 1868.[3] He also was an attorney in New Orleans.


Moore died in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, on February 26, 1870. He is interred at Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington.[4]


  1. "Marshall F. Moore". Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  3. "Marshall F. Moore". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  4. "Marshall F. Moore". Find A Grave. Retrieved 10 October 2012.

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