Bugs Moran Gangster

George Clarence Moran (August 21, 1891 – February 25, 1957), better known by the alias "Bugs" Moran, was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. He moved to the north side of Chicago when he was 19, where he became affiliated with several gangs. He was incarcerated three times before turning 21. On February 14, 1929, in an event which has become known as the Saint Valentine's Day massacre, seven members of his gang were gunned down in a warehouse, supposedly on the orders of Moran's rival Al Capone. He has been credited with popularizing the act of driving by a rival's hangout and spraying it with gunfire, now referred to as a drive-by shooting. Born Adelard Cunin to Marié Diana (née Gobeil) and Jules Adelard Cunin in St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents were of French and Catholic descent, his father coming from Alsace-Lorraine in France and his mother from Chicoutimi,​ Quebec,​ Canada. It is believed that Moran became a criminal as a teenager. When he was 19 years old, he moved to Chicago. He was jailed three times when he was only 20 years old.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 21st, 1891
Place of birth
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
February 25th, 1957 at age of 65
Place of death
United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth
Cause of death
Lung cancer


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