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Alfred O’Gara

Alfred O’Gara, American investment banker, manufacturer executive. Served with Military Intelligence, United States Army, World War I.


  • O’Gara, Alfred was born on June 5, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas J. and Mae V. (Brady) O’G.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1915.


    • 1 son, Gordon Carpenter. With O’Gara Coal Company, 1915-1917. Associate Thomson & McKinnon, 1920-1932.

      Partner Harrison, O’Gara & Company, 1932-1938, Alfred O’Gara &Company, 1938-1967. Chairman, chief executive officer Serrick Corporation, 1948-1960. Director of Defiance Industries, 1960-1965.

      Chairman Chicago Businessmen’s Committee, 1946-1952. Vice president Republican Citizens Finance Committee, 1947-1949, member Executive Board, 1947-1955. Vice president, member Executive Board United Republican Fund of Illinois, from 1955, general campaign chairman Metropolitan Chicago, 1956.

      Chairman Cook County Citizens Committee on Financing County Expressways, 1952-1954. Trustee Foundation Study of Treaty Law, 1953-1954. Member National Council Metropolitan Opera, New York City, from 1955.

      Board directors, Executive Committee Lyric Opera, Chicago, from 1957, chairman planning committee, 1957-1960, vice president, from 1961.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Served with Military Intelligence, United States Army, World War I. Clubs: Racquet, Saddle and Cycle, Casino, Chicago, Shoreacres (Chicago).


    • Married Elizabeth Carpenter, May 10, 1933.
    • father: Thomas J. O’G.
    • mother: Mae V. (Brady) O’G.
    • spouse: Elizabeth Carpenter
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    Born June 5, 1893
    Died November 26, 1968
    (aged 75)