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This profile was last updated on 10/28/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


Local Address: Warm Springs, Georgia, United States
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Dimes Foundation
  • Member of the Biochemistry Editorial Board
  • Founder
    Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
  • Legal Advisor
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Web References
The virologist's research soon caught the ..., 28 Oct 2014 [cached]
The virologist's research soon caught the attention of Basil O'Connor, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (now known as the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation), whose organisation funded Salk's efforts to develop a vaccine against the devastating disease.
Faculty | GBG, 8 Feb 2015 [cached]
Basil O'Connor Scholar of the March of Dimes Foundation Member of the Analyical Biochemistry Editorial Board
Research breakthroughs | Slideshows | March of Dimes, 20 Sept 2010 [cached]
Albert Sabin, MD; Jonas Salk, MD; and March of Dimes President Basil O'Connor; 1961. Polio vaccines developed by Drs. Sabin and Salk under March of Dimes grants ended the polio epidemics in the United States.
For their contribution, the children in ..., 6 May 2014 [cached]
For their contribution, the children in the trials received a card signed by March of Dimes President Basil O'Connor naming them "polio pioneers."
The Plague years | The San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 April 2005 [cached]
The true hero of Oshinksy's book is Basil O'Connor, FDR's law partner who became head of what we now know as the March of Dimes.O'Connor was a PR master, taking a somewhat rare disease and turning it into America's medical battleground.The red AIDS ribbon, the breast cancer walks, the Jerry Lewis Telethon - all are traveling the road cut by O'Connor.
His National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (March of Dimes) became by far the largest medical charity in terms of money raised, thanks to his strategy of involving everyday folks who could afford to give up a few dimes.When vaccine trials threatened to stall, it was O'Connor who managed to soothe fears.When scientists feuded, O'Connor mediated.When the American people needed to be massaged, O'Connor applied the oil by going on the radio or seeking out the papers.
O'Connor gave the American people a mission they believed in.Whether it was fueled by PR or not, that mission succeeded.
O'Connor then asked if there were any final issues to address.
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