Politician. Democrat. Born: November 8, 1945, Anthony, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District: January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2011.
Representing Kansas' third congressional district for 12 years was Dennis Moore. Congressman Moore was born in Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, on November 8, 1945. He attended Wichita Southeast High School, received a bachelor of arts degree from University of Kansas in1967, and a J.D. degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1970; he served in the United States Army Reserve from 1970 to 1973. Moore engaged in the private practice of law, was a state assistant attorney general in the early 1970s, Johnson County district attorney from 1977 to 1989, and a member of the board of trustees, Johnson County Community College for six years during the 1990s. He was first elected to the Congress in November 1998 by defeating the incumbent Republican, Vince Snowbarger, and was reelected four times, serving from January 3, 1999, until 2011. He announced in late 2010 that he would not seek reelection. His wife, Stephene, was the Democratic nominee. She lost the election to Kevin Yoder, the Republican nominee.
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Date Created: June 2011
Date Modified: January 2013
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