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The Honorable Hilmar G. Moore

Hilmar Moore has contributed 59 years of outstanding service as the mayor of Richmond. Moore became mayor of Richmond on September 22, 1949 to fill an unexpired two-year term. His uninterrupted terms as mayor are believed to be the longest, successive tenure of service of a mayor in our great state and second in the nation. He has devoted immeasurable time and has tirelessly contributed exceptional, distinguished public service in all aspects of city government and to the community of Richmond.

Hilmar Moore is a fifth-generation Texan whose ancestors were among the Old 300 Colony of Settlers brought into the Fort Bend county area by Stephen F. Austin. He is a life member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas.

Moore began his ranching career at the young age of six, and as an adult, he and his brother successfully operated a family cattle business that had been in operation since 1822.

Moore attended The University of Texas School of Law, but left in 1942 and joined the Army Air Corp where he became an aircraft navigator in the service. He was awarded three air medals and and four battle stars while based in Saipan with the Fourth Sea Rescue Squadron.

A well known leader in the cattle and livestock industry, Moore has served as the chairman of the Beef Industry Council, which is the division of the National Live Stock and Meat Board. He has also served as president of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and was on the executive committee of American National Cattlemen's Association and the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemen's Association.

Moore received the National Golden Spur Award at the 12th Annual Golden Spur Weekend at Texas Tech University in 1989; the award is the highest honor that is bestowed in the beef industry and is given in recognition of an entire career; he has been an active promoter of the use of Santa Gertrudis cattle in crossbreeding and has served on the board of Santa Gertrudis Breeders International; he is a charter member of the American Quarter Horse Association; he was named Beef Booster of the Year in 1986 - Texas Brahman Breeders Association.

Hilmar Moore was recognized for his first-rate leadership while serving as chairman of the Texas Department of Human Resources from 1977 to 1981; he has been active in the Texas Longhorn Education Foundation and was named Trustee Emeritus in 1985 of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association; he has served on the Chancellor's Council, University of Texas Honorary Member, Texas Cow Belles; he has served as a director of the King Ranch since 1993.

Hilmar Moore is a meritorious gentleman who is recognized for his gregarious, straightforward personality and superb sense of humor. He is revered, respected and honored by the citizens of Richmond and Fort Bend County.




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