Alexander Pollock Moore

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.


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
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