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O'Connor, Daniel Basil, 1892-1972



  • Existence: 1892 - 1972

Basil O'Connor was born in 1892 in Taunton, Massachusetts. He received an AB from Dartmouth in 1912 and a LLB from Harvard Law School in 1915. Before establishing his own law practice in New York City in 1919, he worked for the law firms of Cravath and Henderson and Streeter and Holmes. In 1925 he became a law partner of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the firm Roosevelt and O'Connor in New York City. He continued the practice after Roosevelt became president in 1933. O'Connor was also an internationally renowned fundraiser and was involved with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, the Tuskegee Institute, the American Red Cross and many others. He died in 1972.

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Basil O'Connor papers

Identifier: MS-592
Overview Basil O'Connor (1892-1972), lawyer and fundraiser. Dartmouth College Class of 1912. The collection contains primarily Dartmouth College related correspondence as well as more than 250 photo portraits of alumna. The small amount of non-Dartmouth material includes a bound volume of correspondence and clippings from the law firm of Roosevelt and O'Connor and some Red Cross correspondence.