James Blanchard

James Johnston Blanchard is an American politician, attorney, and former diplomat from Michigan. A Democrat, Blanchard has served in the United States House of Representatives, as the 45th Governor of Michigan, and as United States Ambassador to Canada. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
James Blanchard has 60 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1985 Meeting as a Governor. The year with the most videos was 1988 with 14 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2008 with an average of 1,578 views per program. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (13), Madeleine M. Kunin (8), Mary Rose Oakar (6). Most common tags: Democratic Party, Michigan, Midterm Elections.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2018 - Present Chair and President, National Archives Foundation

Videos: 1 c. January 1, 2006 - Present Chair, Government Affairs Practice Group, DLA Piper

Videos: 2


U.S. Representative, D-MI 18th January 3, 1975 - January 3, 1983 Videos: 4 Ambassador, Canada, United States c. May 1, 1993 - c. April 1, 1996 Videos: 10 Governor,
c. January 1, 1983 - c. August 10, 1993 Videos: 43

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