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Charles A. Blanchard (November 8, 1848 - December 20, 1925) was the second president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He succeeded his father, Jonathan Blanchard, to the office in 1882 and served Wheaton in that capacity until his death, in 1925.
Named after the King of Sardinia, Charles Albert Blanchard was ten years old when his father left the Galesburg, Illinois area to assume the presidency of the Illinois Institute, which was soon to become Wheaton College. During his youth, Charles saw closehand the efforts of his father and his tenure as president. This gave the younger Blanchard a solid foundation upon which to build his 43-year administration.
Frank Earl Herrick of the 1899 graduating class composed a poem in Blanchard's honor.
|Ancestors of Charles A. Blanchard|
|President of Wheaton College|
J. Oliver Buswell