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Harry M. Moore



Served: 1939 – Nov. 20, 1942
Born: Nov. 16, 1895, Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona Territory
Died: Nov. 20, 1942, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.
Buried: Nov. 25, 1942, Glendale, Maricopa County, Ariz.

Arizona State Treasurer, Harry M. Moore, was elected Arizona Secretary of State in the general election on Nov. 1, 1938 and was sworn in January 2, 1939. He was elected to a second term as Secretary of State in 1940. ("Harry M. Moore Ariz. Secretary of State, Dead." Yuma Daily Sun, Nov. 21, 1942, p. 1)

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Seventeen days after Moore was elected to a third term in the general election on Nov. 3, 1942, he died of coronary thrombosis on Nov. 20, 1942 "following an emergency operation for acute appendicitis. He was 47 years old.

  Name:  Harry Martin Moore
Name as Secretary of State:  Harry M. Moore
Other Elected Offices: Arizona State Treasurer:
Party: Democrat
Office Years: 1937 – 1938
Military Service: U.S. Army, veteran of World War I:  “which he entered as a private and from which he was discharged as a commissioned officer” (Memorial); "Arizona Men Named for Officers School."  Tombstone Epitaph, July 21, 1918, p. 4:
, Calif., July 16. -
Approximately 80 soldiers of the 40th division have been chosen partly through competitive examination, to become students at an artillery officers' training camp at Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, and have departed for that station, it was announced today….  Those from the 158th Arizona infantry follow:
Sergeants John A. Hedgpeth, Jesse H. Stewart, Corporal Earl H. Wood, Privates Joseph R. Babbitt, Harold D. Carpenter, Harry M. Moore, D. M. Stephenson.
Occupations:  Assistant Secretary of State; Maricopa County treasurer
Memorial/Resolution: 16th Legislature, Regular Session, 1943, Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 “A Concurrent Resolution on the Death of Hon. Harry Martin Moore” filled in the office of the Secretary of State, January 25, 1943.
Sources:  Name, birth, death and burial:  AZ birth and death records; occupations:  1930 U.S. AZ census and Memorial