Famous New Jersey Mason
Arthur Harry Moore
Arthur Harry Moore, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., July 3, 1879; attended the public schools and Cooper Union College, New York City; stenographer; graduated from the New Jersey Law School at Newark; was admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Jersey City, N.J.; secretary to the mayor of Jersey City 1908-1911; city collector 1911-1913; commissioner of Jersey City 1913-1925; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1932, 1936, 1944; Governor of New Jersey 1926-1928, 1932-1934; attained national prominence when, as governor, he took charge of the investigation into the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby in 1932; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1935, to January 17, 1938, when he resigned, having been elected governor; Governor of New Jersey again in 1938-1940, the only person to serve three terms as Governor in the State's history. The A. Harry Moore School for Crippled Children was built and named in his honor by the City of Jersey City in recognition of his service to and for handicapped children. Resumed the practice of law in Jersey City, N.J.; died from a heart attack while driving his car along State Highway 29 in Branchburg Township, Somerset County, N.J., November 18, 1952; interment in New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
Lodge: Jersey City 74 (now Hiram 17)