Alfred Ordway Goodrich (26 May 1862 - 18 October 1936) was a businessman and local politician.

Born in Whitechapel in 1862, he was the son of Edmund Richard Goodrich and his wife Susannah Esther née Ordway.[1] He entered business as a wholesale oilman and produce merchant.[2][3] In 1888 he married Charlotte Woollven.[4]

In March 1902 he entered local politics when he was elected to the London County Council, winning a seat for the Municipal Reform Party at a by-election at Mile End.[5] He lost the seat at the council elections of the following year, but was able to rejoin the council when a further by-election was held at Stepney in March 1905.[6] He remained a member of the council until 1928: as a councillor for Stepney until 1919, for Mile End from 1919 to 1922, and as an alderman from 1922.[7] He served as Vice Chairman of the council in 1914-1915.[8]

He died at his home in Buckhust Hill, Essex, in October 1936, aged 74.[9]


  1. Register of Baptisms, St Mary Whitechapel, 16 July 1862
  2. London Gazette, issue 28418, 23 September 1910, p.6779
  3. London Gazette, issue 32384, 8 July 1921, p.5496
  4. Register of Marriages, Hambledon District, September 188, Volume 2a, p.197
  5. London County Council, The Times, March 26, 1902, p. 4
  6. London County Council, The Times, 22 March 1905, p. 11
  7. Achievement. A Short History of the London County Council, W Eric Jackson, Longmans, 1965, p.264
  8. Nurses and the London County Council. New Proposals Opposed, The Times, 18 March 1914, p.10
  9. Deaths, The Times, 20 October 1936, p.1

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