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Alfred T. Ogden, II

Tad OgdenOctober 26, 1939 – March 28, 2019

Al Ogden died in New York on March 28 from melanoma. He grew up in NYC and after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he graduated with us in 1962, and then went on to Cornell Law School. He is survived by his second wife, Janet Ogden McGrath, and his three children.

After retiring as senior vice president and attorney for the investment banking unit of Prudential Securities, he became a partner at the law firm Lord, Day, Lord, Barrett, Smith. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, and on the board of Mystic Seaport, which was an outgrowth of his passion for sailing pursued from his farm base in Stonington, CT.

At Yale, as a member of Timothy Dwight College and Sophomore counselor there, he roomed with Paul Bschorr, Ken Cascone, and Chuck Stringham. He lettered on the freshman football team, was a member of St Elmo and was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Caucus in the Yale Political Union. He majored in History.

In our 40th Reunion Classbook he wrote about being downsized and finding in new job and girlfriend (!) as well as overcoming some health issues. [He found] “himself counting his blessings and [found] that he had quite a few!” He delighted in the success of his three children: Alix, Alfred III (Yale ’93), and Mary (Yale ’98), who by 2002 were all launched into family (with Al’s grandchildren) and careers.

– By John H. Stewart