Party affiliation: Republican
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.