Samuel Blandford

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Samuel Blandford (August 10, 1840 – March 8, 1909) was a sealing captain and political figure in Newfoundland. He represented Bonavista Bay in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1889 to 1893 as a Liberal.

He was born in Greenspond, the son of Darius Blandford. He first took part in the seal fishery with his father at the age of 13. In 1874, he was named captain of a steamship. Blandford married Sarah A. Edgar. He also managed a cod fishing operation on the Labrador coast and was captain of a ship providing mail service from 1875 to 1883. In 1893, he was named to the Legislative Council of Newfoundland and served until his death in St. John's at the age of 68.

His daughter Josephine married William C. Winsor. His son Sidney also entered politics. His brother Darius represented Bonavista Bay from 1893 to 1904 as a Conservative.[1]


  1. ^ "The Greenspond Letter" (PDF). Memorial University. July 1994. Retrieved 2009-11-07.