Politician. Republican. Born: May 29, 1954, Great Bend, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District: January 3, 1997, to January 3, 2011. Served in U.S. Senate: January 3, 2011, to present.
Jerry Moran was born in Great Bend on May 29, 1954. He attended Plainville High School and graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's in 1976 and a juris doctorate from the university's school of law in 1981. Moran was an instructor at Fort Hays State University and a member of the state senate from 1989-1997; he also served as a special assistant attorney general (1982-1985), deputy Rooks County attorney (1987-1995), a member of the board of governors, University of Kansas School of Law, and on the board of directors, Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1996-1997). He was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 1996, defeating Democrat John Divine in the general election with 74 percent of the popular vote, and began service in the Congress on January 3, 1997, where he served until 2011. In 2010 he was elected to serve as the junior senator from Kansas.
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Date Modified: January 2013
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