Sol Blaine (1921 - 2002)

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Sol Blaine
1921 - 2002
August 14, 1921
Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States
May 23, 2002
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States
Other Names
Soloman Balan
Sol Blaine was born on August 14, 1921 in Ohio United States. Sol died on May 23, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia United States at age 80.
Updated: August 24, 2021
Sol's father was Samuel Blaine, aka Schlunil Balan, 1899-1986. His mother was Sura "Sarah" Genis, 1900-1951. He had 2 siblings, one of which was Lilian, the other Arthur. In the 1930 census, Sol was 8 years old and living with his family in Cleveland OH. Both of his parents were born in Romania. In the household were parents Sam and Sarah and sibling Lilly as well as his father's brother Ben Blaine. The family stated that they were Jewish and the parents immigrated to the US in 1921. Father Sam and Uncle Ben both worked as operators in a clothing manufacturing company. In the 1940 census, Sol was age 18, single, and living with his parents and siblings Lilly, age 11, and Arthur, age 7, in Cleveland OH. He had graduated high school and was unemployed but seeking work. His father was an operator in a women's clothing manufacturing. A survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, he had served onboard the Pearl Harbor bombing, USS West Virginia On November 13, 1946, when Sol filled out his draft registration, he was a discharged veteran - Navy - and living in South Euclid, OH. He was 5ft 7 inches tall, weighed 147 lbs, his complexion was dark, hair brown, eyes brown. His mother, Sarah, was her next of kin. Sol married Shirley in 1948-1949. They had been married 54 years when he died. They had daughters Sara, Barbara, and Wendy. By 1992, Sol was living in Atlanta GA, where he died.
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Sol Blaine
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Sol Blaine
Full name
Soloman Balan
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30327
Last known residence
Sol Blaine was born on in Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States
Sol Blaine died on in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States
There is no cause of death listed for Sol.
Cause of death
Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia United States
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Ethnicity & Lineage

Caucasian Parents born in Romania of Jewish heritage.

Nationality & Locations

Born in Ohio, lived in Ohio and Georgia. US citizen


Graduated high school




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Tower Financial Services, Inc. was originally founded in 1978. Prior to that timeframe it’s founder, Sol Blaine, was one of the founding members of a National Mortgage Association and was President of North American Acceptance Corporation. After Sol’s passing in 2002, the current President, and original founder’s grandson, assumed control.

Personal Life

Atlanta Community Jewish Federation, The Temple, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Puppetry of Fine Arts, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Historical Society, Zoo Atlanta, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and the William Breman Jewish Home.

Military Service

Sol Blaine was a veteran in the US Navy, who served in Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Sweetheart, Father, Grandpa and Friend. A passion for music and song, A joy for laughter, a zest for life, You are our spirit, our heart, the twinkle in our eyes. You showed us a way of life that is loving, compassionate, and giving. Your legacy continues to make a difference. Sol, we adore you, Your Loving Family Pearl Harbor Survivor and Our Hero
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Sol Blaine passed away on May 23, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia United States at 80 years old. Sol was buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Georgia United States. Sol was born on August 14, 1921 in Ohio United States. There is no information about Sol's family.

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In 1921, in the year that Sol Blaine was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1954, this person was 33 years old when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1963, Sol was 42 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1973, at the age of 52 years old, Sol was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

In 1981, when this person was 60 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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