Charles V. Blanchard

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Charles V. Blanchard
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Charles V. Blanchard circa 1911[1]
Massachusetts Senate
Third Middlesex District[1]
In office
1910[1] – January 1914
Preceded by Elmer A. Stevens[2][3]
Succeeded by Charles W. Eldridge[4][5]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
26th Middlesex District[6]
In office
1906[1] – 1909[1]
Personal details
Born February 2, 1866[1][3]
Cambridge, Massachusetts[1]
Died February 20, 1939[7]
Political party Republican[1]
Children Howard Blanchard;[7]
Ida Blanchard[7]
Alma mater Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College[3]
Profession Financial Manager[1]

Charles V. Blanchard (February 2, 1866 – February 20, 1939) was an American politician who served as a Massachusetts State Representative and as a Massachusetts State Senator.

While he was a member of the Massachusetts House Blanchard developed a close friendship with Calvin Coolidge. Blanchard, it was rumored, taught Coolidge how to properly dress for various occasions.[8]

Blanchard did not seek reëlection to the senate in 1913. Blanchard was replaced by Charles W. Eldridge for the 1914 legislative term.[5]

Blanchard worked for many years for the N. E. Tel & Tel Co.[7]

Blanchard had a heart attack and died while he was on a trip to Florida, where he had gone to spend the winter.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Who's Who in State Politics, 1911, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1911, p. 28. 
  2. ^ Bridgman, Arthur Milnor (1909), A Souvenir of Massachusetts Legislators 1909, Vol. XVIII, Stoughton, Ma: A. M. Bridgman, p. 131. 
  3. ^ a b c Bridgman, Arthur Milnor (1910), A Souvenir of Massachusetts Legislators 1910 Vol. XIX, Stoughton, Ma: A. M. Bridgman, p. 123. 
  4. ^ Who's Who in State Politics, 1915, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1915, p. 66. 
  5. ^ a b Boston Evening Transcript (December 1, 1913), SENATE CHAIRMANSHIPS - Some Probabilities of President Coolidge's Coming Selections, Boston, MA: The Boston Evening Transcript, p. 16. 
  6. ^ Bridgman, Arthur Milnor (1908), A Souvenir of Massachusetts Legislators 1908 Vol. XVII, Stoughton, Ma: A. M. Bridgman, p. 159. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Lewiston Evening Journal (February 21, 1939), OBITUARY Charles Blanchard, Lewiston, ME: The Lewiston Evening Journal, p. 2. 
  8. ^ Fuess, Claude M. (1940), Calvin Coolidge - The Man from Vermont, Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Co., p. 98. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Elmer A. Stevens
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
Third Middlesex District

1910 – January 1914
Succeeded by
Charles W. Eldridge