Thomas Paul Moore was born in Danville, Illinois, on February 29, 1928, and lived a life of service in the U.S. Navy. Volunteering for submarine duty, Moore served as a Fireman First Class aboard the U.S.S. SEA DEVIL (SS-400) and U.S.S. SEA DOG (SS-401) during World War II. As a result of his service, he has been honored as Life Member of United States Submarine Veterans of World War II. On February 16, 1948, Moore was Honorably Discharged.
At the conclusion of his service, Moore went on to pursue his undergraduate degree at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and continued on to pursue a graduate degree at Denver University.
Along with being the proud husband of J. LaVonne Moore and father of his three grown children, Moore has exhibited an array of talents throughout the years, which better highlight the hard-working American we are here to honor today.
Perhaps one of the best-known moments being his time at Brokensword Broadcasting Company, Moore served as President and CEO of the company from 1962-1995. Along with this responsibility, Moore also served as President of the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, Legislative Liaison for the National Association of Broadcasters, President of the North Central Ohio Broadcasters Association and proud member of the National Association of Broadcasters Small Market Radio Committee.
Moore continues to be an active part of the community outside of his profession. He currently serves as a member of The American Legion, is an Ohio Northern University Life Trustee and Student Affairs Committee member and serves as President/CEO of the Crawford County Development Board, a non-profit owner of the Crossroads Industrial Center.
During his 48 years of service here in Crawford County, Moore has received several notable awards including Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce 1994 Citizen of the Year, listed in Who?s Who in America, Who?s Who in Finance and Who?s Who in the Midwest, cited by The Country Gentlemen and recognized by the mayoral proclamation on February, 28, 2008, his 80th birthday, to be Tom Moore Day.