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Beverly Cooper Moore Scholarship

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:

Mr. Moore served as the first chair of the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Board of Trustees, created in 1973 with the establishment of the current University of North Carolina System.

He was born in Greensboro, North Carolina on December 8, 1909. Mr. Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently completed his law degree at Yale University.

A founding member of the prominent Greensboro law firm, Smith, Helms, Mullis and Moore, he had a distinguished career in law that included serving as president of the Greensboro Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He also was a participant and author of articles in continuing legal education institutes on various subjects.

Mr. Moore was dedicated to public service, serving as a member of the vestry of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, as a trustee of the Greensboro Legal Aid Society, as director of the Guilford County Civil Defense, and as a member of the North Carolina General Assembly.

He married Irene Mitchell on July 10, 1943, and they have two children: Beverly C. Moore (deceased November 24, 2003) and Irene Warren Moore Miller.

His mother, Georgia Cooper Moore, was a native of Sampson County and lived in Greensboro for more than 80 years. She attended the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG). Her class would have been 1898. She was active in the community as a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Moore was a charter member of the Historical Book Club, the Guilford Battle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Colonial Dames Chapter – 17th Century.

Irene Moore died November 18, 2012. Beverly Moore passed away on April 30, 2001.