John E. Moran, 1913-1997, served as President and Co-founder of McLaughin & Moran Distributors, which was a recognized leader in its’ field for over fifty years. An outstanding all-state athlete out of LaSalle Academy, he starred for Manhattan College in football and baseball. For the next fifty years, with time out for U.S. Naval service, he led a remarkable career in both business and public life. Serving ten years as a Rhode Island State Senator, he was involved in numerous civic and cultural activities and honored in 1980 as “Man-of-the-Year” by the Big Brothers of RI.