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Cornell Leverette Moore

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Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Calf Liver
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Savannah, Georgia
Favorite Quote:
If You Don't Ask Anybody For Anything, You Don't Owe Them Anything.

Birthplace

Born:
9/18/1939
Birth Location:
Tignall, Georgia

Profession

Category:
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Lawyer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Calf Liver
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Savannah, Georgia
Favorite Quote:
If You Don't Ask Anybody For Anything, You Don't Owe Them Anything.

Birthplace

Born:
9/18/1939
Birth Location:
Tignall
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Biography

Lawyer and bank executive Cornell Leverette Moore was born on September 18, 1939 in Tignall, Georgia to Jesse L. and Luetta T. Moore. Moore was raised in Statesboro, Georgia and graduated from William James High School in 1957. He received his A.B. degree from Virginia Union University in 1961 and his J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law in 1964. During law school, Moore worked as a staff attorney for the United States Department of Treasury.

After receiving his law degree, Moore worked as a trust administrator for Crocker National Bank. In 1966, Moore became a regional counsel for the Comptroller of Currency, U.S. Treasury Department. He then rejoined the commercial banking world as the assistant vice president and legal officer for the Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis from 1968 to 1970. Moore continued to work in banking as the executive vice president and director of Shelter Mortgage from 1970 to 1973, a director of Shelard National Bank from 1973 to 1978 and the president of Hennepin County Bar Foundation from 1975 to 1978. He served as president and CEO of Lease More Equipment from 1977 to 1986, director of Golden Valley Bank from 1978 to 2002; and became senior vice president and general counsel of Miller & Schroeder Financial Inc. in 1986. Also in 1986, Moore became part owner of the professional baseball team, the Minnesota Twins. In 1995, he joined the law firm of Dorsey and Whitney, LLP where he has represented major energy and natural resource companies. In 2004, Moore was elected Grand Sire Archon of the Grand Boulé of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the first African American Greek-lettered organization.

Moore has served on the boards of many organizations and universities including William Mitchell College of Law, Howard University, Virginia Union University, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, the Boy Scouts of America, Johnson C. Smith University and Dunwoody College of Technology. He is the recipient of many awards such as the Legacy Award from the Pan African Community Endowment, the Kappa Alpha Psi Distinguished Citizen Award, the Child of America Award and the Whitney M. Young Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Cornell Leverette Moore is married to Wenda Weekes Moore and has three children, Lynne, Jonathon and Meredith.

Cornell Leverette Moore was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on January 15, 2012.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Cornell Leverette Moore lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Cornell Leverette Moore shares a story about his maternal uncle, Lonnie Leverette
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his maternal aunts and uncles
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers his father's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about his father's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Cornell Leverette Moore lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers his early interest in music
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 17 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers the integration of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers segregation in Statesboro, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about his watch collection
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his high school graduation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes the technological advancements during his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls the Civil Rights Movement in Statesboro, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his early impressions of African American attorneys
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers his influential teachers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his aspiration to attend college
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers his classmates at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his experiences at Virginia Union University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his mentors at Virginia Union University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about his activism with the Richmond Improvement Association
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about The Valentine museum in Richmond, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 14 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his graduation from Virginia Union University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls attending Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his experiences at the Howard University School of Law
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his influences at the Howard University School of Law
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers meeting his wife
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his first position in the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers the March on Washington
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls passing the bar examination
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers moving to San Francisco, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his interview at the Crocker-Citizens National Bank
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his position as counsel to the national bank examiners
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his position at the Northwestern National Bank in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls campaigning for Hubert Humphrey
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his work at the Shelter Corporation of America, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about his civic engagement in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls the African American leadership in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about his experiences of discrimination in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers founding the Shelard National Bank in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his clientele at Robins, Davis and Lyons in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers the film, 'How the Midwest Was Won'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls representing professional athletes at Robins, Davis and Lyons
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls his representation of the National Football League Players Association
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers meeting O.J. Simpson
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls financing the Grande Royale Hometel, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls financing the Grand Royale Hometel, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers becoming a minority owner of the Minnesota Twins
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about the Minnesota Twins baseball team
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his work at Miller and Schroeder Financial, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls the election of Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls the changing racial demographic of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the late 1990s
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Cornell Leverette Moore recalls joining the law firm of Dorsey and Whitney LLP
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his experiences at Dorsey and Whitney LLP
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his role on charitable boards
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about the Minneapolis Aquatennial festival
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his involvement with the Boule
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Cornell Leverette Moore reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Cornell Leverette Moore reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about his family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Cornell Leverette Moore reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Cornell Leverette Moore remembers being profiled on 'November Magazine'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Cornell Leverette Moore talks about his wife's career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Cornell Leverette Moore describes how he would like to be remembered