Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 253.
MOORES, HON. JOHN H., deceased, was born at Huntsville, Alabama, June 21, 1821, and spent his youth at Danville, Illinois. He engaged in merchandising at Benton, Missouri. In 1852 he came to Oregon, and engaged in merchandising in Salem, and later in flour and lumber milling, till his death, December 16, 1880. He was a Republican from the beginning. He was Postmaster at Salem, a member of the city council four terms, Mayor, County Treasurer several terms, and from 1870 to 1874 a member of the sate senate. He was a member of county and state conventions, and the state central committee.