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James P. Moran Congressional Papers

Identifier: SC113-MORA

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the career of James P. Moran while serving in Congress. It is arranged in the following ten series: Constituent Letters; Correspondence; Daily Schedules; Subject Files; Press Releases and Press Logs; Newspaper Clippings; Read Files; Talking Points; Miscellaneous Material and Photographs and Audio Visuals. Materials date from 1991 to 2015, the years Moran served in Congress.


  • 1991-2015

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Biographical Note

James P. Moran was born in Buffalo, New York on May 16, 1945. He grew up in Natick, MA and attended the College of the Holy Cross on a football scholarship, graduating in 1967 with a BA in Economics. He went on to attend the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a Master’s of Public Administration in 1970. In 1979 Moran was elected to the city council of Alexandria, Virginia, which marked the beginning of a long career in politics. In 1985 and 1988 he was elected to serve as Mayor of Alexandria. He resigned in 1990 when he was elected to his first term in Congress. While a member of Congress, Moran served on the Committee of Appropriations and was a member of the LGBT Equality, Congressional Progressive, Animal Protection, Sudan, Sportsmen’s, International Conservation, Congressional Arts, Congressional Bike, Safe Climate, and Crohn’s and Colitis Caucuses. He was also co-founder of the New Democrat Coalition. He served as representative for Virginia’s 8th District until he retired at the end of his term in January 2015. After retiring from Congress, Moran accepted positions as a Legislative Advisor at a D.C. area law firm, and accepted a faculty position in Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs.


97.82 Cubic Feet (88 document boxes, 30 record cartons, 1 flat box and 1 CD storage box)

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Acquisition Note

Gift of James P. Moran, 2014

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