Jerry Moran (born May 29, 1954) is the junior U.S. Senator from Kansas, serving since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Kansas's 1st congressional district from 1997 to 2011.
Moran was born in Great Bend, Kansas, but was raised in Plainville. He attended Fort Hays State University before enrolling at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics in 1976. While attending the University of Kansas, he worked as a summer intern for U.S. Representative Keith Sebelius in 1974, when impeachment proceedings were being prepared against President Richard Nixon.
Moran worked as a banker before receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1982. He practiced law at Stinson, Mag & Fizzell in Kansas City, and later joined Jeter & Larson Law Firm in Hays, where he practiced law for fifteen years. In addition to his law practice, he served as the state special assistant attorney general (1982-85) and deputy attorney of Rooks County (1987-95). He also served as an adjunct professor of political science at Fort Hays State University.