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Jacques J. Moore, Jr.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR​

       Jacques J. Moore Jr. was born in Quantico, Virginia. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1975 and served as an infantry officer, commanding several Marine Corps rifle companies, twice while deployed overseas, and also commanded 1st Battalion, 25th Marines. He rose to the rank of Colonel before retiring.

Jacques moved to Richmond and joined the automobile business in 1990, assuming management responsibility for the local cadillac dealership which his family had acquired in 1986. In 2000, Jacques added a subaru franchise to his Richmond resume. The combined companies employ more than 65 full-time workers with gross revenue in excess of $50 million. He was recognized by the Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond as “Retailer of the Year” for 2004.

       He served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Richmond Forum, is a member of the Massey Cancer Center Advisory Board, and served on the Board of Directors of the Maymont Foundation, the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls and as a Trustee of the Henricus Foundation. More recently, he was appointed a confrere of the Order of St John by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

       Mr. Moore is currently pursuing a masters degree in history from VCU where he is exploring Tudor England with an eye toward understanding the ideas that inspired the codification of individual rights, limits on executive power, and the interplay of religious beliefs and government. He is fascinated that three female cousins came to the thrones of England and Scotland at essentially the same time, despite the bias toward male dominance of the day.