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Daniel Killian Moore

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note:

Daniel Killian Moore was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on April 2, 1906. He earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and went on to practice law in Sylva, North Carolina. In 1941, he served a term in the North Carolina House of Representatives before entering the U.S. Army in World War II. From 1948 to 1958, Moore served as a North Carolina Superior Court judge. He subsequently served as counsel for the Champoin Papers company in Canton, North Carolina, while also serving on the state Board of Water Resources. In 1964, he began a campaign for governor.

Moore served one term as governor from 1965 to 1969. His successor, Governor Robert W. Scott, appointed him to the North Carolina Supreme Court, the first governor of the state to be so honored. He served in this position from November 20, 1969 to December 31, 1978. He passed away on September 7, 1986.

Items created by this individual or group:
Item thumbnail image Response letter to J.B. Tollison from Governor Dan Moore
Date: November 16, 1967
By: Daniel Killian Moore
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 16, 1967, is a response to a letter from J.B. Tollison of Asheboro, dated November 3, 1967. In his letter, Mr. Tollison complained about the use of state university facilit...
Item thumbnail image Response Letter from Governor Dan Moore to Mrs. W. M. King
Date: November 28, 1967
By: Daniel Killian Moore
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 24, 1967, is a response from Governor Dan K. Moore to Mrs. W. M. King of Greensboro. King had originally written Moore on November 18, 1967, complaining about the controver...
Item thumbnail image Response Letter from Governor Dan Moore to Elmer D. Yost
Date: November 24, 1967
By: Daniel Killian Moore
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 24, 1967, is Governor Dan K. Moore's response to a November 16, 1967, letter from Elmer D. Yost of Greensboro. Yost's letter complained about the controversial Black Power ...