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Bernard W. Moore in the 1893 Glee Club group photo

Bernard W. Moore (April 12, 1871 in Lynchburg, Virginia – January 22, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri)[1][2] was president of the Virginia Glee Club during the 1893-1894 season, generally considered the beginning of modern Glee Club history. As president, he led the group on its first major tour. He was also a member during the Glee Club 1892-1893 season.

At Virginia, Moore was a medical student,[3]having done his undergraduate education at Washington College in Lexington, Virginia, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity.[4] He was also a member of the Thirteen Club, initiated in 1894 along with Duncan Lawrence GronerEd. F. Mayberry, and James H. Paxton.[5]

After Virginia, he established his medical practice in St. Louis, Missouri, where he became Chief of Clinic of Bethesda Maternity Hospital at Washington University of St. Louis.[1] He was suddenly taken ill with pneumonia in January 1911 and died in his home at the age of 39.[2]