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

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
  • Legal Advisor
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Member of the Biochemistry Editorial Board
    Dimes Foundation
123 Total References
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.
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.
Basil O'Connor | Post Polio, 11 April 2014 [cached]
J Bone Joint Surg Br, Nov 1950; 32-B: 461 - 569. "...the Kenny treatment, she, nothing daunted, came to America armed with such strong letters of recommendation that Mr Basil O'Connor, president of the National Association for Infantile Paralysis, felt impelled to give her a chance. His idea was to...."*
Am J Public Health, Oct 1948; 38: 1486 - 1498. "...University, New York, N. Y. Frank Ober, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard University, Boston, Mass. Basil O'Connor, President, The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Thomas Rivers, M.D., Director of ...."*
"...features of the booklet include an introductory statement by the President of the United States and a foreword by Basil O'Connor, head of the Foundation, in which an appeal is made to every American to help stop infantile paralysis in " its mysterious..."
Am J Public Health, Sep 1941; 31: 1020. "... new grants totaling $195,030 with which to carry on its battle to conquer infantile paralysis was announced by Basil O'Connor, New York, President of the Foundation.
Daniel W. Delano, Jr; Basil O'Connor The Mississippi Valley Historical Review > Vol.
Basil O'Connor, 1892-1972: four eulogies. White Plains, NY: National Foundation March of Dimes, 1972. Located at Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH.
A Tribute to Basil O'Connor on the occasion of his seventieth birthday.
Tribute to Basil O'Connor on his sixtieth birthday, January 7, 1952, Waldorf-Astoria.
A tribute to Basil O'Connor for his 75th birthday : presented at the National Volunteer Leadership Conference of the National Foundation-March of Dimes on Thursday, December 8, 1966, Imperial Ballroom, Americana Hotel, New York City.
A tribute to Basil O'Connor on the occasion of his seventieth birthday.
Basil O'Connor.
Basil O'Connor. Warm Springs, GA Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, 1945.Located at University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; UCLA Library, Los Angeles, CA ; University of California, S Reg Library Fac, Los Angeles, CA; Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green; University of Michigan, William Clements Library, Ann Arbor, MI; University of Toledo, Toledo, OH ; Duke University Library, Durham, NC; Harvard University, Harvard College Library, Cambridge.
A concept of Red Cross; an address by Basil O'Connor at the testimonial dinner in his behalf on his resigning as president American National Red Cross. Statler Hotel, Saturday, November 12, 1949. Basil O'Connor. Washington, D.C.. 1949.Located at Duke University, Medical Center Library, Durham, NC; Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH; Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library, Boston, MA.
The president's address. Basil O'Connor. New York City. 1941. Located at University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Columbia University, Health Science, New York, NY; Yale University Library, New Haven, CT; Yale University Medical Library, New Haven, CT; Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library, Boston, MA s.
The Glory In The Limited Life: an address. Basil O'Connor. 1951. Located at Maharishi University of Management Library, Fairfield, IA; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Institute, AL 3; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH.
Red Cross: A Force for Peace. 1945. Located at Thousand Oaks Public Library, Newbury Park, CA.
Dedication address. Basil O'Connor. Washington, D.C., 1948. Located at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14; National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; Harvard University, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA.
Education In Infantile Paralysis. Basil O'Connor. National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Basil O'Connor. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. New York, N.Y.: The National Foundation, March of Dimes. 1966. Located at New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY.
After Desegregation, What? Basil O'Connor. Alabama: Tuskegee Institute. 1963. Located at Public Library of Cincinnati/Hamilton Co, Cincinnati, OH; Amherst College, Amherst, MA.
The Future Of Leadership. Basil O'Connor. 1962. Located at Columbia University Libraries, New York, NY.
The Polio Crisis Of 1950: An Address. Basil O'Connor; National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. 1949. Located at Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI.
Basil O'Connor. 1963. Located at Abilene Christian University, Brown Library, Abilene, TX.
How Can We Overcome Group Animosities? Basil O'Connor; Frank Porter Graham; Joseph M Proskauer; Frank Kingdon.
A Thought At Christmas From Basil O'Connor.
In the matter of the judicial settlement of the account of proceedings of James Roosevelt, Basil O'Connor and Henry T. Hackett as executors of the last will and testament of Franklin D. Roosevelt, deceased.
O'Connor and Farber; Hooker, Alley & Duncan New York, 1947.Located at Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH.
Jonas Salk; Jacob Bronowski; Armand Hammer; Francis Crick; Charles Mérieux; Thomas Francis; Louis I Kahn; L James Lewis; Basil O'Connor; John S Romine; Albert B Sabin; Leo Szilard; Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
[Memorabilia book] Harold Blanchard Belcher; Henry Kimball Urion; Howard Burchard Lines; Conrad Edwin Snow; Ashley Hardy Gale; Horace Eugene Allen; Marvel Whittemore; Basil O'Connor; Henry Lyman Armes; Dartmouth College.
Basil ..., 24 Jan 2012 [cached]
Basil O'Connor
Basil O'Connor - January 8, 1892 - March 9, 1972
A lawyer by training, American born Basil O'Connor was "the architect of the fight against poliomyelitis. In 1927, O'Connor was recruited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise funds to support polio patients at Warm Springs, Georgia.
O'Connor assumed the lead role of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation when Roosevelt was elected Governor of...
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