James Peter Warbasse
Dr. James Peter Warbasse, surgeon and philosopher of consumer cooperation, founded the National Cooperative Business Association in 1916 and served as its president until 1941. Under his guidance the NCBA flourished and broadened as the national voice of American cooperation. A prolific and widely quoted author and lecturer, he poured his energy, skill, and zeal into educating consumers, as well as into organizing, guiding, and coordinating cooperative development. He gained worldwide fame as a cooperative advocate.