William Dodge Moran. - One of the progressive business men of Watertown is William Dodge Moran, who is vice
president and treasurer of the Northern New York Securities Corporation. He has had long experience in various
phases of financial enterprise and investment, which is the basis for the sound judgment and vision he displays.
Mr. Moran was born in Oswego County, N. Y., April 21, 1883, the son of James and Elaine H. (Howell) Moran.
William D. Moran was educated in the public and high schools at Pulaski, N. Y., and began in early life to train
for a business career. He began as a clerk in the Watertown offices of the New York Central Railroad in 1901, and
the following year was transferred to the New York offices. He was made chief clerk to the division engineer of
the old R. W. & O. Division, Watertown, N. Y., in December, 1905, and remained in that capacity until Sept.
15, 1919. Mr. Moran then resigned to enter the sales department of the Jefferson Securities Corporation. He became
assistant secretary and treasurer in 1920, and filled that dual position until Jan. 1, 1922, when he resigned to
accept the office of treasurer of the Northern New York Securities Corporation. He was elected vice president in
1928. Mr. Moran was also elected a director of the First National Bank of Thousand Islands of Alexandria Bay, N.
Y., in 1928. In January, 1931, he was made a director of the Bank of Antwerp, N. Y.
Mr. Moran's active participation in every phase of community progress has placed him among the civic leaders. During
the World War he worked on every Liberty Loan drive, acting as secretary of the railroad quota, and received special
recognition for his untiring labor. In 1928 he was selected as a member of the campaign committee, Watertown Community
On June 28, 1905, Mr. Moran married Miss Harriet M. Morrison, the daughter of Charles M. and Jennie (Spence) Morrison,
both of whom are now deceased.
Mr. Moran is a member of Watertown Lodge No. 49, F. & A. M., of which he was master in 1919; Watertown Chapter
No. 59, R. A. M.; Central City Consistory, 32nd degree; and Media Temple, serving as recorder of the latter body
from 1924 until 1931. He was largely responsible for the founding and development of the Wasoc Club, an outstanding
civic organization of Watertown, being the first president and serving three years, and has held executive offices
in every club with which he has been affiliated. He has served as secretary of the Jefferson County Golf Club;
director of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce; charter member of the Watertown Kiwanis Club, serving as its first
secretary and treasurer and second president; and a member of the Black River Valley Club. He is past chairman
of the board of trustees of the Congregational Church and was deeply interested in the construction of the present
The Moran family residence is at 1709 State Street.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Jefferson County, NY
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