William Arthur Moore (1880 - 1962):
Arthur Moore was born in Glenavy, County Antrim and was educated at Campbell College, Belfast and St John's College, Oxford. In 1904 he was elected President of the Oxford Union. He was secretary of the Balkan Committee from 1904 to 1908 and penetrated central Albania in 1908. He became correspondent for various newspapers, and reported on the constitutionalist rebellion in Persia. He was besieged for one hundred days at Tabriz, joined the anti-Shah forces, and in 1909 took part in the final sortie. He worked for a number of years for The Times in Teheran and St. Petersburg. From 1922 to 1923 he was editor of the New Age, and in 1924 became assistant editor of the Statesman in Calcutta, rising to the post of Managing Editor. Between 1927 and 1933 he was a member of the Indian Legislative Assembly in Delhi but was dismissed for persistent criticism of the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow, and the British Government for their indifference to the role of India in the Second World War. He spent the remainder of the war as a public relations officer for the Supreme Allied Command in South East Asia. He founded the journal Thought and retired to England in the 1950s. He died in London.