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Francis Salvatore Balassone

Francis Salvatore Balassone, American state official. Recipient Honored Alumnus award School Pharmacy, U. Maryland., 1965, Memorial Lecture Hall dedicated in his honor, 1973.


  • Balassone, Francis Salvatore was born on February 5, 1915 in Thomas, West Virginia, United States. Son of Joseph and Anna (La Civita) Balassone.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Maryland., 1940.


    • Corporation, Baltimore, 1940-1941. General manager, executive vice president Yager Drug Company, Baltimore, 1941-1951. Instructor U. Maryland.

      School Pharmacy, 1946-1951. Owner Overlea Pharmacy, Baltimore, 1951-1956. Commissioner Maryland.

      Board Pharmacy, 1955-1972, secretary-treasurer, 1955-1972. Chief div. drug control Maryland. Department Health and Metal Hygiene, 1955-1972, acting director Bureau Consumer Health Protection, 1970-1972.

      Consultant Food and Drug Administration. Chairman of Commission National Association Bds. Pharmacy on Status Pharmacists in Government Service.

      Member committee Revision Model Food and Drug Act. Delegate Office Emergency Planning, Executive Office President, 1963. Consultant pharmacy services committee medical care Maryland.

      Health Department; member Government's Commission Revise Food, Drug, Poison Laws.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member committee Revision Model Food and Drug Act. Member Government's Commission Revise Food, Drug, Poison Laws. Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Member American (president Baltimore branch), Maryland., Baltimore Metropolitan pharmaceutical associations, National Association Bds. Pharmacy (president 1965-1966), Association Food and Drug Officials United States (president Central Atlantic States 1966-1967, Heriot-Watt University Wiley award 1971), American Public Health Association (chairman program area commission on drugs since 1967), International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, American Council Pharmaceutical Education, National Drug Trade Conference, Maryland. Public Health Association, Maryland.

    Society Hospital Pharmacists (W. Arthur Purdum award 1976), Maryland. Society Medical Democrat.


    • Married Dolores R. Bond, July 3, 1945. Children: Francis Salvatore II, John Jay, Michael T., Paul L. Chemist Standard Pharmaceutical.
    • father: Joseph Balassone
    • mother: Anna (La Civita) Balassone
    • spouse: Dolores R. Bond
    • children: Francis Salvatore II Balassone
    • John Jay Balassone
    • Michael T. Balassone
    • Paul L. Chemist Standard Pharm Balassone
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    Born February 5, 1915
    Died January 2, 1972
    (aged 56)