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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
Born
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(s) Shelley Riley (m. August 11, 1949 - September 13, 2014;her death)
Relations grandfather F. T. Moore, mayor of Moundsville
Children
Residence Glen Dale, West Virginia
Alma mater Lafayette College
West Virginia University, Morgantown
Awards
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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