Powell Allen Moore, 1938-2018

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Powell and Pamla Moore at the Potomac Boat Club in September 2013. Photo by Robert Devaney.

Powell Allen Moore, 80, one of the most influential Georgia Republicans in Washington, D.C., and husband of Citizens Association of Georgetown President Pamla Moore, died Aug. 13 in the nation’s capital, where he served four presidents and two senators.

A graduate of the University of Georgia College of Journalism who worked in public affairs — and always praised the work of newspapers of all stripes — Moore served as press secretary to Sen. Richard Russell (D-Georgia) until Russell’s death in 1971. Under Presidents Nixon and Ford, he was a senior legislative aide. In 1981, he worked within the Reagan White House to ensure the confirmation of Sandra DayO’Connor as Supreme Court justice. Later, Moore was chief of staff to Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tennessee), then served in the George W. Bush administration. He worked in the private sector thereafter. He lived on Dumbarton Street with his wife Pamla.

An Aug. 25 funeral and burial will be held in his birthplace, Milledgeville, Georgia. A memorial service is planned for Oct. 4 at Christ Church Georgetown.

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