James Grinnell Blanchard

(1929 - 2014)

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James Grinnell Blanchard
1929 - 2014
Born
April 3, 1929
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Death
November 3, 2014
Jackson Heights, NY 11372 in Jackson Heights, NY, Queens County, New York USA 11372
Other Names
James Grinnell Blanchard
Summary
James Grinnell Blanchard was born on April 3, 1929 at Jackson Heights, NY 11372. He was born to Anne Marie (Parry) Blanchard and Edwin Howard Blanchard. James's partner was Amanda S. Stevenson. He died on November 3, 2014 at Jackson Heights, NY 11372, Jackson Heights, NY, New York USA at 85 years old.
Updated: November 14, 2020
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Jim had a wonderfully wry sense of humor. He was so funny that hundreds of time in the middle of a chess match I would laugh out loud and say, I've got to write that down. For years I collected these sc***s of paper and put them in a book for his birthday. It was called OUT OF CONTEXT - THE WIT AND WISDOM OF JAMES G. BLANCHARD. Amazingly people never read it once. They go back and read it twice because it is that funny.
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James Grinnell Blanchard
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James Grinnell Blanchard
Full name
James Grinnell Blanchard
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James Blanchard was born on at Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Birth
James Blanchard died on at Jackson Heights, NY 11372 in Jackson Heights, NY, Queens County, New York USA 11372
Death
James Blanchard was born on at Jackson Heights, NY 11372
James Blanchard died on at Jackson Heights, NY 11372 in Jackson Heights, NY, Queens County, New York USA 11372
Birth
Death
Heart Failure.
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Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

American and some French because it is a French name. Maine FATHER and Georgia MOTHER.

Nationality & Locations

He lived in the United States and in Paris, France.
Childhood

Education

Bowdoin College, Maine.

Religion

Protestant. Episcopalian.
Adulthood

Professions

Copywriter for Art Books
Producer, Director and Actor for the Salon Players a NYC Regional Theater Group.

Personal Life

He created an amateur acting group called THE SALON PLAYERS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS and I have all of their Playbills.

Military Service

Korean War Veteran.
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Amanda S. Stevenson
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He was my best friend and chess partner for 40 years. For 17 years we lived together and I was his caregiver for 12 years.
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James Grinnell Blanchard died on November 3, 2014 at Jackson Heights, NY 11372, Jackson Heights, NY, New York USA at 85 years old. He was born on April 3, 1929 at Jackson Heights, NY 11372. He was born to Anne Marie (Parry) Blanchard and Edwin Howard Blanchard. James's partner was Amanda S. Stevenson.

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In 1929, in the year that James Grinnell Blanchard was born, American Samoa officially became a U.S. territory. Although a part of the United States since 1900, the Ratification Act of 1929 vested "all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America".

In 1934, James was only 5 years old when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1941, by the time he was only 12 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1962, James was 33 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1981, when he was 52 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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