Alexander Moorhead Obituary, Death – On Sunday, the President of the Senate, Novelle E. Francis, Jr., expressed his regret at the news of the demise of former Senator Alexander Moorhead, Jr. Moorhead was a member of the legislature during the 9th, 10th, and 11th sessions. During the final time that Moorhead served in the Senate, he also held the position of Minority Leader.
Senator Francis remarked that Senator Moorehead was the epitome of a statesman and a public servant, constantly putting the needs of the Virgin Islands before political considerations. Because of his commitment and contributions, there will be an enormous hole left in our society. He will be gravely missed. After leaving his position in the Legislature, Mr. Moorhead is best known for his work at the Hess Oil (later HOVENSA) refinery on St. Croix.
There, he served as Vice President of Government Affairs, Community Relations, and Secretary until his retirement in June of 2010. He is best remembered for this work. Francis stated that in this role, Mr. Moorhead frequently collaborated with both the government and many community organizations. Investigators were able to be trained thanks to his assistance at the VIPD.
Also, Mr. Moorhead was essential in the funding of the VIPD’s DNA labs, which are still in use today. This was during a time when the territory was having trouble convincing the FBI to conduct its crime scene analysis. Senator Francis made the observation that “our region has undoubtedly benefited from Mr. Moorhead’s leadership, economic and financial acumen, and his service,” including his participation on the UVI Board of Trustees for five straight terms.
“I want to express heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Alexander Moorhead on behalf of the 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands. May God grant them His peace and comfort during this most difficult and challenging time in their lives,” Senate President Novelle E. Francis, Jr. said as he concluded his remarks. “May God grant them His peace and comfort during this most difficult and challenging time in their lives.”