Biography of George W. Moore
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

G. WASH MOORE, superintendent of the bureau of city property, Pittsburg, was born in Pittsburg in 1847, and there reared and educated in the common schools. When twelve years old, he left school and spent two years working in a machine shop, and then learned the carpenters' trade. In 1868 he began a long and eventful career in the public service, as hose man in the volunteer fire department of Lawrenceville. This suburb was made a part of Pittsburg the same year, and, in 1870, Mr. Moore became hose man in the Pittsburg fire department. After about five years' service in this capacity he was promoted to the position of captain, and acted as such for about twelve years. In 1885 he was elected member of the State legislature from the fourth, now the fifth, district and, in 1887, was reelected. Between his terms in the legislature he was elected assistant chief engineer of the Pittsburg fire department and served about a year. After his second term in the legislature, Mr. Moore filled the position of sanitary officer in the bureau of health, and, in 1893, was appointed wharf master, but resigned thirty days later to accept the position of superintendent of the bureau of city property. In 1901 he was thrown out of office by the Ripper bill, but was reinstated five months later by Recorder J. O. Brown. Mr. Moore has bee.n connected with the city service for thirty three years, excepting the two years in the State legislature, and has an enviable record for faithful and efficient service. At present he is superintendent of the bureau of health, his appointment dating April 1, 1903. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, and in religious belief is a Methodist.


From:
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
personal and genealogical with portraits.
Publishers: Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis. 1904.


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