Robert S. Moore will be the guest speaker when the El Dorado Kiwanis Club meets at noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.
Moore was appointed by former Gov. Mike Beebe to a 10-year term on the Arkansas State Highway Commission. He took the oath of office in January 2013 and his term will expire in January 2023.
A native of Arkansas City, Moore received his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Moore’s previous experience in public service includes serving as a three-term member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 12 and served as Speaker of the House for the 88 General Assembly. He served as a member of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee and the House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, served on the Joint Budget Committee, the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee and the Arkansas Legislative Council. He is a former assistant attorney general. Former Gov. David Pryor appointed Moore as chair of the Arkansas Transportation Commission in 1977.
In addition to his public service, Moore owned a private law practice from 1981-1985 and is currently the owner/operator of Moore Farms. He also served two decades as director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board before being elected to the House.
Moore served in the U.S. Army and in Vietnam. He is a member of the American Legion, Arkansas City Baptist Church, the Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of the Desha County Historic Preservation Society, and vice chairman of the John H. Johnson Cultural and Entrepreneurial Center Board.
Moore and his wife, Beverly, live on their farm in Arkansas City. They have two sons, Rob and Lee, as well as three grandchildren.