James Blanchard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

James Blanchard

American politician

Date of Birth: 08-Aug-1942

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician, diplomat

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About James Blanchard

  • James Johnston Blanchard (born August 8, 1942) is an American politician and former diplomat from Michigan.
  • A Democrat, Blanchard has served in the United States House of Representatives, as the 45th Governor of Michigan, and as United States Ambassador to Canada.
  • As of 2019, he is the last male Democrat to serve as Governor of Michigan. Blanchard attended the public schools in Ferndale, Michigan.
  • He received a B.A.
  • from Michigan State University in 1964.
  • He also earned an MBA from the same school in 1965.
  • Blanchard received a J.D.
  • from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1968 and was admitted to the Michigan bar in the same year.
  • He commenced practice in Lansing and served as legal advisor to the Michigan Secretary of State, 1968–1969.
  • He was Assistant Attorney General of Michigan, 1969–1974, administrative assistant to the attorney general, 1970–1971, and assistant deputy attorney general, 1971–1972.
  • In 1974 he joined the law firm of Beer and Boltz, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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