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Richter H. Moore, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCU-SCPC-009
The papers of Richter Moore consist of material dating from 1945 to 1950 and 1986, chiefly relating to his involvement, 1949, while a student at the University of South Carolina, with the States Rights Democrats Club of the University of South Carolina and the Young Democratic Club. Moore served as U.S.C. chapter president of the latter in 1949. Included are correspondence, financial records, and newspaper clippings as well as U.S.C. student handbooks, 1945-1946 and 1947. Of particular note is a flyer titled “Is This a Dixie-Crat Convention,” by John Bolt Culbertson, castigating the seating as delegates to the national convention of Young Democratic Clubs of America of “some of the most vicious opponents President Truman or any other President ever had.”

Dates

  • 1928, 1937-2003

Creator

Copyright

Copyright of the Richter H. Moore Papers has been transferred to the University of South Carolina.

Access

Library Use Only

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

Richter H. Moore, Jr., an active member of the Democratic Party, belonged to the States Rights Democrats Club and the Young Democratic Club as a student at the University of South Carolina in the late 1940s. He served on the Washington County (TN) Democratic Executive Committee, 1958 to 1972, and was a delegate to numerous state conventions and three national conventions. Moore enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an educator, teaching at East Tennessee State and Appalachian State for more than forty years until his death in 1996.

Biographical Note

Richter Hermann Moore, Jr., was born in Spartanburg, S.C., August 19, 1928, to Richter Hermann and Hettie Jackson Moore. Reared in Mayo, he attended the public schools, graduating valedictorian of his high school class in 1945. He entered the University of South Carolina and earned a B.S. degree in psychology in 1949 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1951.



In 1951, Moore earned his law degree from the U.S.C. School of Law. He subsequently served two years in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps and thirty-two additional years in the Reserve (JAG), retiring as a full colonel. Moore went on to a distinguished career as an educator at East Tennessee State University, 1955 to 1970, where he chaired the Political Science Department from 1964 to 1970, and Appalachian State University, 1970 to 1996, where he chaired the Political Science/Criminal Justice Department from 1970 to 1983. Moore also served on the Washington County (Tennessee) Democratic Executive Committee from 1958 to 1972, and was a delegate to numerous state conventions and three Democratic National Conventions. He taught at Appalachian State until his death in March 1996.

Provenance

Donated by Mrs. Carolyn Dabbs Moore.

Processing Information

Processed by Deanna Moore, 1999.

Repository Details

Part of the South Carolina Political Collections Repository

Contact:
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
803-777-0577

Status
Completed
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