John M. Moran papers, 1884-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Moran, John M.
John M. Moran papers
1884-1970 (inclusive)
5" linear
Collection Number
1604 (Accession No. 1604-001)
Papers of a businessman of Seattle, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Businessman of Seattle, Washington.

John M. Moran was born in 1884, the eldest son of Robert Moran, who was Seattle mayor, 1888-1889, and an owner of the Moran Bros. Co., builders of the first battleship built here (the Nebraska, 1904). John M. Moran was a foreman for the construction of Rosario, a lodge built by his father on Orcas Island in the San Juans. He attended grammar school in Seattle, but was a graduate of Cornell University, New York. Moran founded the Moran Mfg. Co. and built centrifugal pumps until selling the business in 1941. He was trustee of the Washington Mutual Savings Bank for 25 years, and was active in the First Avenue Improvement Association in the 1930s. He was president of the College Club, a member of the Arctic Club, Rainier Club and Rotary. John Moran died in 1970. (Bio. material from obit, Seattle Times, 12-26-1970.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reports, court records, clippings, and maps relating to the Moran Brothers Company, shipbuilders, Seattle; 1884-1970.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Moran, John M.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Moran, Robert, 1857-1943
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Moran Brothers Company (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)