George Godfrey Moore

GEORGE GODFREY MOORE, general agent for Kansas of the Germania Life Insurance Company, has been a resident of the state since 1900. He is one of the well known and capable men in the insurance field in this state, and has the personality and energy which make for success in that business.

When he first came to Kansas it was as a newspaper man, and his career has been one of somewhat varied interests and activities. He was born in the City of Philadelphia November 20, 1872, grew up in the Quaker City, graduating from high school in 1888, and while still a boy began to learn the bookbinder's trade. For some time he was also associated with his father Thomas C. Moore in the glass manufacturing industry at Camden, New Jersey.

About 1894 Mr. Moore came west and at Kansas City, Missouri, gained his first experience in newspaper work. He is essentially a business man, and most of his newspaper work was on the business side. In 1900 he came to Kansas as circulation manager for the Topeka Capital, but in a year or so took up the life insurance business as special agent for the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company. Later he was with the Des Moines Life, and in 1912 became manager for the State of Kansas of the Germania Life Insurance Company.

Mr. Moore was the organizer and the first president of the Rotary Club of Topeka. He is a member of the board of directors of the Topeka Commercial Club, a member of the Country Club and the Shawnee Gold Club, and in various ways has identified himself with the material welfare of the city. In Scottish Rite Masonry he is a Knight Templar, York Rite, and belongs to the Mystic Shrine. In 1900 he married Miss Georgie Major of Liberty, Missouri. Both are active members of the First Baptist Church of Topeka.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed 1997.
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