John Isaac Moore

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John Isaac Moore
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Acting Governor of Arkansas
In office
February 15, 1907 – May 14, 1907
Preceded byJohn Sebastian Little
as Governor
Succeeded byXenophon Overton Pindall
Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byT. H. Humphreys
Succeeded byWilliam W. Cate
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Arkansas Senate
In office
Personal details
BornFebruary 7, 1856
Lafayette County, Mississippi
DiedMarch 18, 1937(1937-03-18) (aged 81)
Helena, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Kernoodle Moore (1897-1989)
Children2nd Lt. John Isaac “Ike” Moore III (1918-1944): Robert W. Moore (1923-1962)

John Isaac "Ike" Moore (February 7, 1856 – March 18, 1937) was a member of the Arkansas Senate and Acting Governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas.


Moore was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1881. He studied law and was admitted to the Arkansas bar in 1882. He died on March 18, 1937.[1]


From 1894 to 1900, Moore served as probate judge in Phillips County, Arkansas. He was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1882, 1901, and 1903. In 1903, he served as speaker of the house.

Moore was elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1904. He served in the Senate in 1905, 1907, 1913, and 1915.

On February 11, 1907, Governor John Sebastian Little resigned from office due to mental and physical illness. Moore, who was president of the Senate at the time, became acting governor.[2] He served as governor until the legislature adjourned on 14 May 1907.[3]

Moore later served as a member of the Arkansas Board of State capital commissioners. He was a member of the Arkansas Constitutional Convention from 1917 to 1918.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Downs, Winfield Scott; Company, American Historical (Sep 22, 1939). "Encyclopedia of American biography: New series". American Historical Society. Retrieved Sep 22, 2019 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Arkansas Governor John Isaac Moore". National Governors Association. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "State of Arkansas Governors". The Retrieved August 18, 2012.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Sebastian Little
Acting Governor of Arkansas
Succeeded by
Xenophon Overton Pindall