Updated: Ex-W.Va. Gov. Moore Back Home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Updated 5:21pm 08/28/2010

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Former Gov. Arch Moore is back home after recent hospitalization in Charleston.

Moore's daughter, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, said in a statement Saturday that her father was back in Glen Dale, resting and continuing his recuperation.

The 87-year-old Marshall County resident was admitted to the hospital earlier this month for an undisclosed illness. Doctors evaluated Moore and ran tests, but officials did not provide other details.

A republican, Moore was in Congress before serving three terms as Governor between the late 1960s and the late 1980s. But he pleaded guilty to five corruption-related felonies in 1990 and spent 33 months in federal confinement.

The crimes cost Moore his law license. His occupations since include financial and government consulting.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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Updated 8:28 p.m. Sunday

In a statement released Sunday, Chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party, Mike Stuart, said “Governor Arch Moore is a beloved figure, a remarkable patriot, statesman, and friend to all West Virginians. As we keep the Governor and the entire Moore family in our hearts and prayers, we wish him a speedy recovery. I encourage all West Virginians to pray for Governor Moore’s full and complete recovery.”

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Former Gov. Arch Moore is in a Charleston hospital undergoing evaluation.

A campaign spokesman for Moore's daughter, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, said the 87-year-old Marshall County resident was admitted late Thursday.

Spokesman Kent Gates said doctors were evaluating Moore Sunday and running tests. Gates did not provide other details or identify the hospital. He did say Moore was resting comfortably with family present.

A Republican, Moore was in Congress before serving three terms as governor between the late 1960s and the late 1980s. But he pleaded guilty to five corruption-related felonies in 1990 and spent 33 months in federal confinement.

The crimes cost Moore his law license. His occupations since include financial and government consulting.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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