Roy S. Moore

Roy S. Moore, the son of Evelyn Moore and the late Roy Baxter Moore, attended public schools in Etowah County, Alabama. He received his B.S. degree in 1969 from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, and his J.D. in 1977 from The University of Alabama School of Law. He served as a Captain in the Military Police Corps of the U.S. Army in Vietnam.


Chief Justice Moore was the first full-time Deputy District Attorney in Etowah County, serving from 1977 until 1982, at which time he returned to the private practice of law in Gadsden. He was appointed Circuit Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in 1992 by Gov. Guy Hunt following the death of Judge Julius Swann. He was elected to this position in 1994, serving until he was elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, which he began serving in 2001. He held that position until his removal from office by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary on November 13, 2003.


Chief Justice Moore is a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal, the Bill of Rights award, the Christian Statesman of the Year Award, the Spirit of American Founders Award, the God and Country Award, the Andrew Jackson Champion of Liberty Award, as well as several honors by various states. He also received the Family, Faith, and Freedom Citation and the National Spirit of Life Award. He appeared on a number of TV and radio programs, and had articles written about him in many periodicals. Chief Justice Moore and his family attend First Baptist Church in Gallant, Alabama. He and his wife, Kayla, have four children: Heather, Roy, Caleb, and Micah.


Source: Alabama Judicial System website.