Otis M. Moore

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Born(1850-03-07)March 7, 1850
Gardiner, Maine
CitizenshipUnited States
Spouse(s)Nellie M. Hunter

Otis M. Moore (born March 7, 1850) was a newspaper businessman in the Pacific Northwest. He founded the Daily Washingtonian in Grays Harbor and owned the Hoquiam Record in Hoquiam, Washington state.[1] He was elected mayor of Hoquiam in 1892.[2] His brother was painter and photographer E. W. Moore.

Moore was born in Gardiner, Maine.[2] He worked for and owned several newspapers in various parts of Maine including Augusta, Waterville,[2] and Franklin County, Maine.[3]

On March 7, 1874 he married Nellie M. Hunter. [2]

Moore copyrighted a publication on universal code signals for automobiles.[4] In 1901 he published an illustrated guide to Washington.[5]

Moore's brother painted him as well as Col. A. J. Blethen, editor of the Seattle Times, as well as early governors of Washington State.[6]

Moore served as president of the State Press Association in Washington.[7]


  1. "The Washington Newspaper: A Publication Dedicated to the Study and Improvement of Journalism in Washington". February 25, 1915 – via Google Books.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hines, Harvey K. (February 25, 1894). "An Illustrated History of the State of Washington". Lewis publishing Company – via Google Books.
  3. "Newspaperdom". Newspaperdom Publishing Company. February 25, 1899 – via Google Books.
  4. "Catalogue of Copyright Entries: Pamphlets, leaflets, contributions to newspapers or periodicals, etc.; lectures, sermons, addresses for oral delivery; dramatic compositions; maps; motion pictures". U.S. Government Printing Office. February 25, 1916 – via Google Books.
  5. Wickersham, James (February 25, 1927). "A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature, 1724-1924: Containing the Titles of All Histories, Travels, Voyages, Newspapers, Periodicals, Public Documents, Etc., Printed in English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Etc., Relating To, Descriptive Of, Or Published in Russian America Or Alaska, from 1724 to and Including 1924". Cordova daily times print – via Google Books.
  6. "The Washington Newspaper". February 25, 1917 – via Google Books.
  7. "The Washington Newspaper". February 25, 1918 – via Google Books.

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