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coming favorably known to the leaders
in the affairs of the National Fraternity,
and this led to his election to the presidency of the General Council at the
Columbus Convention in 1898. It was
a fitting reward for his earnestness and
devotion as a Phi.
His advancement had been rapid but
consistent. In eight years as a Phi he
had risen "from the ranks" to the highest
office in the gift of his Brothers. He was
a young man, then in his twenty-ninth
year, and only five years out of his College chapter, Notwithstanding his youth
and the responsibilities placed upon him,
he was clean, competent and capable.
Furthermore, he had the good will and
co-operative support of a Council of
able members, one of whom. Brother
Hugh Th. Miller, had completed a term
as President just two years before. His
immediate predecessor in the presidency
was Walter B. Palmer, recognized as one
of the most loyal and best posted Phis
of all time, who gave the new administration his hearty support and assistance.
The biennium 1898-1900 was marked
by many pressing problems and debatable questions, such as expansion, more
equitable division of provinces, some
limitation of membership qualifications,
and others of more or less local interest.
These problems were all carefully surveyed and studied. Later action showed
how well the ground work had been
covered by President Moore and his
The Louisville Convention of 1900
brought the Moore administration to a
close. It was the climax of his Fraternity
career. Here the Fraternity as a whole
saw him in action in official capacity.
Here, too, his term of official service to
A was completed in a blaze of glory.
No Phi whose good fortune it was to
have been present at that famous conclave down in the Old Blue Grass Country will ever forget it. His true Phi
stature was measured and determined by
contrast and comparison with the recognized Phi leaders of the "Gay Nineties."
The results were in his favor. He had
"talked with crowds, and walked with
Kings, yet had kept the common touch."
Years later, when in reminiscent mood,
he often delighted his Phi friends by
relating interesting facts and incidents
of those early days. He was always generous in giving credit for the success of his
administration to the stalwarts of the
Fraternity, of that period, to whom he
would affectionately refer as "My good
friends." Some of these were Walter B.
Palmer, George Banta, Sr., McCluney
Radcliffe, Frank Swope, John DeWitt,
and Frank Mitchell. All of these great
leaders have preceded him into the Chapter Grand where he is now reverently
listed with them among the Immortals
of A 0.
Upon retirement from the Presidency
of the General Council Brother Moore
gave his attention fully to business. He
left real estate and took up investments,
becoming associated with the Stock Exchange house of Chandler Brothers
Company in Philadelphia, devoting his
time to the Investment department.
When well started on his business career,
sometime around 1902, he married Miss
Bertha Bement of Philadelphia. His
daughter, Marion, was their only child
and after Mrs. Moore's death he made
his home with her in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, for several years. She, now Mrs.
LeRoy Goff, 2nd, and his brother,
W. Calver Moore of Philadelphia, survive him.
In 1912 he was instrumental in the
founding of the firm of Barclay, Moore
Company, which occupied a commanding position among Philadelphia's banking firms for thirty years. Upon dissolution of the company in 1942, Brother
Moore retired from active business.
The same year that Barclay, Moore 8c
Company began business recorded the
organization of the Investment Bankers
Association of America. This was made
up of the outstanding investment houses
of the country arid Barclay, Moore
Company were charter members. Brother
Moore, representing his firm, was one
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