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Nationality  American

Children  3
Name  A. Clark
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Full Name  Alfred James Clark
Born  December 2, 1927Richmond, Virginia, US
Residence  Vero Beach, Florida, US
Net worth  $1.37 billion (March 2015)
Died  March 20, 2015, Easton, Maryland, United States
Education  University of Maryland, College Park

Alma mater  University of Maryland

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Alfred James Clark (December 2, 1927 – March 20, 2015) was an American engineer, businessman and philanthropist. He was chairman and CEO of Clark Enterprises, Inc., headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. The company's largest subsidiary is Clark Construction Group, LLC, one of the United States' largest construction companies, founded in 1906 as the George Hyman Construction Company.


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Early life

Clark was born on December 2, 1927, in Richmond, Virginia, US, the son of a life insurance salesman father. He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland.

Clark was a 1950 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta.


In 1950, he was hired by the George Hyman Construction Company. In 1969, he became president. In 1977, he formed OMNI Construction, a double-breasted subsidiary.

In addition to being an engineer and business executive, Clark served as a university trustee emeritus at Johns Hopkins University.


Clark has given to the University of Maryland, College Park's School of Engineering, which now bears his name.

He established the A. James Clark Engineering Scholars program, at George Washington University.

He donated $10 million toward the construction of the Johns Hopkins University building, "Clark Hall," which is the cornerstone of the Decker Quadrangle. His construction company served as general contractor for the building, which was named in his honor.

Personal life

In 1950, Clark married Alice Bratton. They had three children and lived in Vero Beach, Florida. He died of congestive heart failure in 2015.


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