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Horace Newland Moore, Jr. “Whitey” Memorial Scholarship

Horace Newland Moore, Jr. “Whitey”
September 7, 1920 – January 5, 1994


Captain Moore was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 7, 1920 and lived in Martin, Tennessee, until he entered the Navy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Tennessee and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Captain Moore entered the Navy in 1942 and received his wings at Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1944.

He served as Commanding Officer of VS-36, CVSG-58, USS ARNEB, and two aircraft carriers, USS ESSEX and USS INTREPID. He was Chief of Staff to Commander Anti-submarine Group One aboard USS KEARSARGE in Vietnam, for which he received the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Navy Distinguished Service Order. He had duty in Pensacola for the third time in 1970-72 as Chief of Naval Air Basic Training and as Chief of Staff, for which he received the Legion of Merit. Captain Moore’s last active duty was in Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C., until his retirement on July 1, 1974.

Pensacola was Whitey’s home for his last fifteen years. He had been an avid tennis player since high school, was an active Ham Radio Operator and delighted in his yard he had filled with azaleas and camellias.

One of the founders and organizers of what is now First American Bank, he served on its Board of Directors. He was a former Treasurer and Board Member of the Tiger Bay Club, a member of the Economics Club, the Pensacola Breakfast Club, Pensacola Museum of Art and Friends of the Library. Whitey had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Martin, Tennessee, since childhood.

He and his wife, Betty, have a son, Michael Rawls Moore, Sr., M.D., of Shreveport, Louisiana; a daughter, Julie Rawls Moore, of Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, all of Shreveport.

Captain Moore believed education to be important to prepare a person as a functional member of society. He believed formal education to be a tool for that preparation and the process as important as the outcome. According to his thinking, one’s college days were complete only if you left prepared with a skill that allowed you to meet your responsibilities to yourself, your family and your community. Always a veritable reader, an admirer of words and thoughts, and a strong advocate of higher education, he would have felt deep satisfaction that young minds will benefit from this scholarship in his name.


1996 Leigh Schaub
1998 Matt Galloway
1999 Amy Hays
2000 Greer Crow
2001 Stephen Scott
2002 Ashley Matteson
2003 Reynald Damaso
2004 Clinton Cobia
2005 Taylor Randall
2006 Caleb Cobia
2007 Katherine McMath


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