McGuire, J. Fred
J. Fred McGuire, real estate dealer and broker;
Born in Chicago on Wednesday, January 22, 1868;
Educated at 14th Street and Foster Street public schools and Souder's Chicago Business College, Chicago;
Began business life January 1885, as office boy at Wilson Bros., men's furnishings;
Remained with Wilson Bros. becoming cashier, left in 1889;
Entered real estate and loan business, 1889;
Went into business for himself, Thursday, Thursday, August 15, 1895;
Organized firm of McGuire, Orr & Wilson on Monday, February 15, 1897,
Upon Mr. Wilson's retirement 6 months later, changed company name to McGuire & Orr, which still (1911) continues.
Secretary of the Chicago Real Estate Board, 1904; member of Valuation Committee, 1910-11.
Secretary of the North Shore Park District from its inception in 1900, and re-elected each year until Tuesday, April 5, 1904, when he resigned because of personal business demanding his entire time.
Republican in national, independent in local politics;
Served in Company I, 1st Regiment, Illinois National Guard.
Member of Michigan State Horticultural Society (life member).
Member of Methodist Episcopal Church.
Eminent Commander of Commandery No. 72, 1908; Knights Templar; 1911.
Trustee of the Evanston Commandery 1905, Knights Templar;
Worshipful Master of Park Lodge 843 A.F. and A.M. 1905;
Member of Garden City Council, Royal Arcanum.
Recreations: farming and horticulture