1800-1804, Supreme Court Justice, Alfred Moore


This Alfred Moore mug is part of our collection of US Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Alfred Moore and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Alfred Moore was a captain in the Continental Regiment during the Revolutionary War.  In 1782, he was appointed Attorney General of North Carolina.  He ran for a seat in the United States Senate but lost.  In 1789, John Adams appointed Moore to negotiate a treaty with the Cherokee Indians, and in 1799 Adams nominated Moore as an associate justice on the Supreme Court and was confirmed by the Senate.  He is noted for having written only one opinion for the Court during his tenure, Bas v. Tingy a minor case of maritime law.  Poor health kept Moore from doing much of the Court’s business during his tenure, making him one of the least effective justices in the history of the Court.

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The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Alfred Moore History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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