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Services Tuesday for John Alan Morgan, 73

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John Alan Morgan, age 73, of Reston, Virginia, passed away on January 14, 2019.

He was born on July 18, 1945, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Silas Robert Morgan and Marion Stern Morgan.

John is survived by his wife, Rebecca Ameling Morgan; son, John Bennett Morgan; daughter-in-law, Zoe Morgan and two granddaughters, Josephine Morgan (18) and Holly Morgan (15). Locally, he is survived by Morgan cousins Tom Smith and Brendan Smith and their families.

John managed the basketball team while at Chesterton High School. He owned and managed Morganís Hardware in the late 60ís and early 70ís. He was elected to the Porter County Council in 1974, serving a term and becoming Vice-Chairman of the Council. On the Council he was an advocate for the South Shore Line and helped bring the rail service to Chesterton.

John had a Masterís degree from Valparaiso University and a Bachelorís degree from George Washington University. He was an expert in demographics and worked in Republican politics for 50 years. For a time, he was considered the head targeter for the Republican Party. He served in the Reagan-Bush White House in the early years and then started his own company, Applied Research Coordinates, a political consulting company located in Reston, Virginia.

A Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 29, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, Indiana 46304. Interment to follow at Chesterton Cemetery followed by a reception back at St. Patrick Church.

Flowers and condolences can be sent to Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 1/22/2019




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