Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 253.
MOORES, HON. CHARLES B., of Salem, was born in Benton, Missouri, August 6, 1849, and crossed the plains three years later. He graduated from the Willamette University in 1870. For five years he was a draughtsman in the O. & C. railroad office, at Portland. He then spent three years in the East, at a business college in Washington City, and in the law departments of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Michigan, graduating from the latter. He began practice in Salem. In 1880 he was elected Chief Clerk of the house of representatives. In 1882 he became Private Secretary to Governor Z. F. Moody, remaining four years. He is extensively interested in a number of enterprises at Salem, and in fruit culture. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Willamette University, and has been a member of the city council. He has done much active political work, and has been a member of county and state conventions and league meetings. In 1894 he was elected to the legislature, and was chosen Speaker of the house.