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IARFC Founder Jack Gargan – In Memorium

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Jack Gargan, RFC®
October 20, 1930 – November 4, 2018

As Founder, first President and CEO of the International Association of Registered Financial Planners, Jack Gargan believed in comprehensive planning and continuing financial education. He saw the organization through the first six years of its development. Later the name was changed to the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) and turned over to the Board as a non-profit corporation. The IARFC continues today, headquartered in Middletown, OH with membership in the US and worldwide.

IARFC Recognition

Founder’s Award
In 2006, the IARFC established the Founders’ Award in honor of Jack Gargan. This award is presented to persons who have delivered significant service to the operation and growth of the IARFC.

Loren Dunton Memorial Award
In 2009, the IARFC bestowed the Loren Dunton Memorial Award on Gargan. This award honors consultants who have demonstrated effectiveness in carrying the message of responsible financial stewardship to the public and have high ethical and professional standards.

Career Achievements*

  1. Honorably discharged from US Navy 1952 and then Army 1954
  2. 1957, graduated with business degree from Birmingham-Southern College
  3. Since 1957, Insurance agent and financial consultant
  4. Since 1965, professional handwriting analyst
  5. 1970-1986, Adjunct Professor of Finance at Hillsboro Community College in Tampa, FL
  6. Recognized by Chicago Board of Trade as one of the “outstanding instructors in finance in the USA”
  7. 1984, Founder, President and CEO of the IARFC
  8. 1985, Founder, the MacGeoghegan Family Society
  9. 1992, honored in a ceremony televised on Irish National TV as the first Irish High Chief to be elected and inaugurated in more than 350 years. In 2012, Gargan was awarded the Clans of Ireland Order of Merit at the presidential palace in Dublin, Ireland.
  10. 1990, T.H.R.O. Founder (Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out) – Over the next two years more than 300,000 supporters contributed to the campaign. In addition to holding hundreds of town hall meetings in all fifty states and appearing on more than a thousand radio and TV shows (including DonahueGood Morning America and Inside Edition), he ran 633 full-page newspaper advertisements in nearly every major newspaper in the nation denouncing the U.S. Congress  for recklessly increasing the national debt, pandering to special interests and voting for legislative pay raises at a time when average wages nationwide were not increasing. For his efforts, Gargan was named Time magazine’s “Hero of the Week”, earned the sobriquet “father of the national term limits movement”, and was featured in full-color, multi-page cover stories in USA Today and the Orlando Sun weekend inserts
  11. 1991, originator and driving force of the “Draft Perot for President” campaign
  12. 1999, guest speaker at the 2000 Libertarian National Convention, as well as at the Harvard Law School Forum
  13. 1998, ran on the Reform Party ticket for the United States House of Representatives, 5th Congressional District seat against incumbent Democrat Karen Thurman. He received 33.7% of the vote (the highest vote count for a third party candidate [not “Independent”]in the history of the US), but still lost the election.
  14. 1999, elected chairman of the Reform Party USA
  15. Past listings in Marquis’ Who’s Who in Finance and IndustryWho’s Who in AmericaWho’s Who in the WorldStrathmere’s Who’s Who and International Men of Achievement, a British publication.

Books authored: 
How to Avoid Income Taxes and Estate taxes – Twenty-four Legal Ways To Keep your Money out of Uncle Sam’s Pockets

How to Avoid Estate TaxesThe Complete Guide to Estate Planning (a Fortune magazine Book-of-the-Month selection)
Milking Your Business for all its Worth
Money Management For Newlyweds And Other Beginners
Growing Up Fast, Poor, Cold, and Hungry – A First-hand Account Of Life In The Great Depression


*Information retrieved through wikipedia.


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