Dr. Alton Ochsner Sr.
Dr. Ochsner was a surgeon and medical researcher who worked at Tulane University and other New Orleans hospitals before he established his own , world-renowned The Ochsner Clinic. It is one of the United States’ largest group practices and academic medical centers. . In 1948, he received the highest civic honor New Orleans can bestow when he was named Rex, King of Carnival. Dr. Ochsner was also involved in conservative politics, primarily within the Republican Party.