John Rock

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

John Rock was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts back in 1890. He graduated from Harvard University in 1918. A few years later you could find him operating his medical practice. By the 1940’s he was teaching at Harvard University Medical School. In 1931, he was the only Catholic physician to sign a petition to legalize something, more on that in a moment.

It wasn’t until he was 70 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved what he had been working on for most of his adult life. For you see John Rock played a major role in the development of the first birth control pill. That approval came in 1960. He died in 1984 at 94. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face, be contagious and pass it on

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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  I'm going to guess that John was not a popular man with the Catholic Church.

Feb 22, 2018 03:57 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. He was a real pioneer! Sometimes the practical trumps the mental. Enjoy your day.

Feb 22, 2018 03:58 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a dichotomy of for this man. Amazing.

Feb 22, 2018 04:46 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Well, we know this man just went straight to hell! Just kidding... it obviously took a lot of guts to stand up to his church's teachings in this regard. Although, I don't know if the Church was that strict on birth control back then.

Feb 22, 2018 04:52 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A controversial man of his time.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 22, 2018 05:00 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray the town of Marlborough is very close to Franklin... and John Rock was a hero to all women....

Feb 22, 2018 05:46 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - I am sure that he stirred up the controversy in the Catholic church.

Feb 22, 2018 06:58 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a smart man for sure, I wonder if he is related to Mike Rock in any way?

Feb 22, 2018 06:58 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- there are many of us who owe John Rock a huge debt of gratitude. Thank you, John Rock. 

Feb 22, 2018 08:33 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an incredible story this one is.  This led to what is known as the sexual revolution.  A

Feb 22, 2018 08:46 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Those are some great credentials and he seemed to be way of his time James Dray 

Feb 22, 2018 03:22 PM #11
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

How interesting. I guess the culture just wasn't ready for it at that time. Thanks for sharing. 

Feb 22, 2018 03:42 PM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that this is a major contribution. I wish more people would get serious about birth control now.

Feb 23, 2018 04:46 AM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Major news for humaniy from John Rock.  I am sure he had to answer to his own inner conscience on this. 

Feb 24, 2018 05:29 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Having lived in Boston, MA for ten years and in my younger days being very active... I had no idea how close I was to this inventor:))Endre

Feb 24, 2018 10:32 PM #15
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