Former Gov. Arch Alfred Moore Jr., his era's most successful Republican in Democrat-dominated West Virginia, has died. He was 91.
One of Moore's daughters, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, issued a statement saying her father died Wednesday in Charleston, W.Va. The cause was not given.
The three-term governor, congressman and state legislator first won public office in 1952. He was the first West Virginia governor since the late 1800s to win a consecutive second term and remained the only one to hold three full terms.
Moore possessed personal charisma, strong oratory gifts and an uncanny ability to recall names — attributes that helped him score important...