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Arch Moore
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28th and 30th Governor of West Virginia
In office
January 14, 1985 – January 16, 1989
Preceded by Jay Rockefeller
Succeeded by Gaston Caperton
In office
January 13, 1969 – January 17, 1977
Preceded by Hulett Smith
Succeeded by Jay Rockefeller
Chairperson of the National Governors Association
In office
September 15, 1971 – June 7, 1972
Preceded by Warren Hearnes
Succeeded by Marvin Mandel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1969
Preceded by Bob Mollohan
Succeeded by Bob Mollohan
Personal details
Arch Alfred Moore, Jr.

(1923-04-16)April 16, 1923
Moundsville, West Virginia, U.S.
Died January 7, 2015(2015-01-07) (aged 91)
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse Shelley Riley (m. August 11, 1949 - September 13, 2014;her death)
Relations grandfather F. T. Moore, mayor of Moundsville
Residence Glen Dale, West Virginia
Alma mater Lafayette College
West Virginia University, Morgantown
Military service
Allegiance  United States Army
Branch/service right side Infantry
Years of service May 1943 - April 1946
Rank U.S. Army sergeant's sleeve insignia Sergeant
Battles/wars World War II - ETO

Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. (April 16, 1923 – January 7, 2015) was an American politician and former lawyer. He began his political career as a state legislator in 1952. He was elected the 28th and 30th Governor of West Virginia from 1969 until 1977 and again from 1985 until 1989. He was a member of the Republican Party. His daughter, Shelley Moore Capito, is the current senator of West Virginia.

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