John A. Moran

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John A. Moran
Born 1932
Los Angeles, California
Residence Palm Springs, Florida
Alma mater University of Utah
Occupation Investor
Employer Retired from the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation

John Moran is a Republican Party donor and retired businessman.

Personal life and education[edit]

Moran was born in Los Angeles, California in 1932. His father was a self-taught accountant. Moran graduated from the University of Utah in 1954, majoring in banking and finance. After graduation, Moran joined the Navy via Officer Candidate School, serving for three years, mostly as an aerial photographic intelligence officer at Pearl Harbor.[1]


After leaving the Navy, Moran worked at Blyth & Company, Inc., an investment banking firm, eventually becoming a vice president. In 1967, Moran joined Dyson-Kissner, becoming an executive vice president in 1974. Moran retired from Dyson Kissner-Moran in 1998.[1] Moran has also served Senior Advisor of Catalytic Capital Investment Corporation, and as president of Rutherford-Moran Exploration Company, a subsidiary of Chevron Thailand.[2] Moran also served on the board of Wynn Resorts.[3]


Moran helped establish the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, and is affiliated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Advisory Council of the University of Utah, and the George and Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovation Cancer Research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas.[1] Moran helped finance the John A. and Carole O. Moran Gallery for later Roman art and sarcophagi at the Metropolitan Museum.[4]

Political activities[edit]

Moran served as the finance chair of the Republican National Committee from 1993 to 1995,[5] and as national finance chairman of Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign. Moran also served as an honorary co-chairman of the Republican Leadership Council.[6] In 1997, Moran wrote a letter opposing the power of the Christian Coalition and the far-right in the Republican Party.[7] Moran was a top fundraiser for John McCain in 2008, and joined the Mitt Romney campaign in April 2012.[8] Moran has donated to the political causes of the Koch Brothers.[6]


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  2. ^ "John A. Moran". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Sieroty, Chris (14 September 2012). "John Moran to retire from Wynn Resorts board". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "John A. Moran Named Honorary Trustee at Metropolitan Museum". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. January 9, 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Wealthy Donors Look For Winner, See Dole". Orlando Sentinel. 29 July 1995. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Lopez, Ashley (6 September 2011). "Floridians join Koch brothers’ million dollar donor club". The Florida Independent. Archived from the original on 30 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Rich, Frank (2 March 1997). "Power of the Purse". New York Times. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Viser, Matt (20 April 2012). "Mitt Romney offering perks in his bid for major donors". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 30 November 2013.