Edward Carleton Moran, Jr. (1894-1967) a U.S. Representative was born in Rockland on December 29, 1894. He attended the public schools and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1917. During the First World War, he served from July 25, 1917 to March 14, 1919, in the Regular Army as a first lieutenant in Battery A, Seventy-third Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, with service overseas.
He worked in the insurance business in Rockland in 1919, was a delegate to the Democratic State conventions 1922-1936 and to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924 and 1932. An unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maine in 1928 and 1930, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1936.
Other offices included the following: member of the United States Maritime Commission from April 17, 1937 to August 1, 1940; State director of the Office of Price Administration from April 12 to December 23, 1942; Second Assistant Secretary of Labor, Washington, D.C., from July 1 to November 22, 1945; chairman of the Rockland City Council in 1946 and 1947.
After his public service, he resumed his general insurance business, Moran died in Rockland on July 12, 1967, with interment in Achorn Cemetery.