Thomas C. Hasbrook


Distinguished Alumni Service Award (1983)
B.S., 1942


Thomas Charles Hasbrook was president of the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1942. Undaunted by the handicap of blindness caused by a land mine explosion in 1944 when he was in the US Marine Corps, he returned to a public relations position with Eli Lilly and Company.

Hasbrook was national president of the Blinded Veteran's Association, was named one of the ten Outstanding Young Men of the United States in 1948 by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and was president of the Indianapolis Alumni Club of Indiana University. He served two terms as representative and two as senator in the Indiana State Legislature, and was voted one of the top five legislators during that period.

Serving as president of the UNIGOV City-County for seven years, Hasbrook was Deputy Mayor for both Richard G. Lugar and William H. Hudnut. He was a longtime board member of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and the Indiana School for the Blind.