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Alfred John Cleary

Alfred John Cleary, American engineer.


  • Cleary, Alfred John was born on June 24, 1884 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Patrick and Julia Agnes (Tarpey) Cleary.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of San Francisco, 1902. Bachelor of Science, University of California, 1906.


    • Cons. engineer for State of California on development of its water resources, 1921-1930. Chief engineer Construction Company of N. America, in charge of Hetch Hetchy tunnel, Muscle Shoals analysis and bid, Kennet project, and San Francisco-Oakland Bridge via Rincon Hill. Pioneer engineering on Mokelumne River water supply project and American River Reservoir development, in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

      Formerly chief assistant city engineer of San Francisco, and acting city engineer. Appointed city administrator of San Francisco, January 8, 1932.


    • Author: The Engineering Works of San Francisco, 1915.


    Denomination: Catholic


    • Married Marie Alouise Ryan, March 2, 1918. Children: Alfred John, Louis Xavier.
    • father: Patrick Cleary
    • mother: Julia Agnes (Tarpey) Cleary
    • spouse: Marie Alouise Ryan
    • children: Alfred John Cleary
    • Louis Xavier Cleary
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    Born June 24, 1884
    Died February 16, 1941
    (aged 56)