O'Connor, Basil, 1892-1972

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Birth 1892-01-08
Death 1972-03-10

Biographical notes:

Farley was born in 1890 and died in 1972. He graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1916. In 1925 he formed a law partnership in New York, N.Y. with Franklin D. Roosevelt, which lasted until 1933. When Roosevelt was elected President of the U.S. O'Connor was active in the U.S. Democratic Party and was also active in social welfare work. He was president of the American Red Cross and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. O'Connor is considered one of the most important figures in the campaign to wipe out polio in the 1930's and 40's.

From the description of Papers, 1930-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640908

Basil O'Connor (1892-1972), lawyer, had law firm partnership with Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1925 to 1933. He was the president of the American National Red Cross from 1944 to 1949.

From the description of O'Connor, Basil, 1892-1972 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568886


O'Connor was in partnership with Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1925 to 1933. He held positions with the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Inc., and the American Red Cross. O'Connor died in 1972.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524371


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  • Children--Diseases
  • Poliomyelitis vaccine
  • Health services administration
  • Poliovirus
  • Presidents--Health
  • Archives
  • Patronage, Political
  • Children--Health and hygiene
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • President--Archives
  • Political cartoons
  • Poliomyelitis--Societies, etc
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Lawyers
  • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, American


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