William H. Moran

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William H. Moran
10th Chief of the United States Secret Service
In office
President Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Appointed by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by William J. Flynn
Succeeded by Frank J. Wilson
Personal details
Born 1863/1864
Died (aged 82)

William H. Moran (c. 1864 – September 10, 1946[1]) was the longest-serving Chief of the United States Secret Service, serving from 1917 to 1936.

He was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson and served under five presidents: Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. During his tenure, Wilson presided over the 1917 expansion of the Secret Service's duties to include official protection of the president's family, the establishment of the White House Police Force in 1922, and the transition to small-sized currency in 1928, as well as the investigation into the Teapot Dome scandal.[2] He was often at odds with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover over issues of jurisdiction.[3]


Preceded by
William J. Flynn
Chief of the United States Secret Service
Succeeded by
Frank J. Wilson