Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 120.
ELMORE, HON. SAMUEL, proprietor and manager of the Daily Astorian, was born at Lloyd, Ulster County, New York, in 1847. His father, R. P. Elmore, at the age of eighty-four years, is still managing an extensive coal business in Milwaukee, founded in 1851. Samuel was educated in Milwaukee and at Lawrence University and Genesee College, Lima, New York. In 1864, at the age of sixteen, he enlisted in the Fifty-first Wisconsin infantry, and was commissioned first lieutenant. At the close of the war he engaged in business in Milwaukee, but in 1866 went to California, and by his own exertions laid a foundation for his present business success. For a time during Grant’s administration he was Deputy Collector of Customs at Milwaukee, but soon resigned to return to California. He became interested in the Oakland Smelting & Lead Company, and later embarked in canning Columbia river salmon. Though one of the latest of the Astoria canners to embark in the business, he has the largest and most perfectly equipped salmon cannery in the world. Mr. Elmore is also proprietor and manager of the Daily Astorian. He is an ex-Mayor of Astoria, has served two terms on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the G.A. R., was a delegate to the state conventions of 1888 and 1892, was chairman of the central committee in 1892, and in 1895 was elected a delegate to the National Republican League.