ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Buckley, of Los Angeles, became the sixtieth president of the Association at the 1922 meeting in Los Angeles. Under a new charter granted by the State of Illinois in June 1922, the name was changed from National Dental Association to American Dental Association. Doctor Buckley was president of the Illinois State Dental Society in 1915. He was professor of materia medica and therapeutics at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery from 1904 to 1927, although his residence was in California after 1918. He was the author of a textbook used by many universities, entitled Modern Dental Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In Los Angeles he was dedicated to the cause of civic improvement and was credited with having a major role in ridding the Los Angeles police department of corruption. He was born in Indiana in 1876 and died in 1942.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1922-1923: John Peter Buckley" (1977). ADA Presidents. 18.