Moran, William, son of John K. and Margaret (Baker) Moran, was born in Lancashire, England, September 6, 1855.
When he was an infant the family removed to this country, settling in Fall River. Mr. Moran attended the public
schools for a short time and then began work for the American Printing Company, and after a three years' service
in the print works went into the mills as weaver, which occupation he continued at until 1877. At this time he
began to learn the barber's trade under Edward Connell. with whom he remained two years and then established himself
in the business which he still continues, being located on Rodman street. Mr. Moran has always been active in political
circles. He has served for two years as secretary and for two years as permanent chairman of the Demncratic City
Committee. In 1893 he was elected representative from the Fall River district and reelected in 1894. During these
terms, 1894-95, he served in 1894 on the committee on federal relations and in 1895 on the committee on labor.
In 1896 he was elected by a large majority State senator and was re elected in 1897. serving in his first term
on the committee on labor and insurance, and in his second term on labor insurance, and public charitable institutions.
During his long residence in Fall River he has gained a host of warm friends and is held in high estimation by
all who know him. He is an ardent and sincere advocate of temperance and has done much to aid the cause of total
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.
Bristol County, MA Biographies
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