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Alfred O’Gara

investment banker , manufacturer executive

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.


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.


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.

Thomas J. O’G.

Mae V. (Brady) O’G.

Elizabeth Carpenter