Alexander Pollock Moore

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Alexander Pollock Moore in 1912

Alexander Pollock Moore (November 10, 1867 – February 17, 1930) was an American diplomat, editor and publisher. Born in Pittsburgh on November 10, 1867, he was the publisher/owner of the Pittsburgh Leader when he married the stage actress Lillian Russell, becoming her fourth husband.

After she died on June 6, 1922, he served as an ambassador twice: to Spain from 1923 to 1925 and to Peru from 1928 to 1929. As the Ambassador to Peru he played a significant role in negotiating the Tacna-Arica boundary agreement, settling a border dispute between Peru and Chile. He died on February 17, 1930 in Los Angeles, California shortly after he was appointed Ambassador to Poland by President Hoover.


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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Cyrus E. Woods
United States Ambassador to Spain
4 March 1923–20 December 1925
Succeeded by
Ogden H. Hammond
Preceded by
Miles Poindexter
United States Ambassador to Peru
11 June 1928–10 July 1929
Succeeded by
Fred Morris Dearing