Charles A. Blanchard

For the General Counsel of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, see Charles A. Blanchard (lawyer).
Blanchard Hall, Wheaton College

Charles A. Blanchard (November 8, 1848 - December 20, 1925)[1] 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.[2] He also served for two years as senior pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago.

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.[3]

Frank Earl Herrick of the 1899 graduating class composed a poem in Blanchard's honor.[3]



  2. "About us - History". Wheaton College, Archived from the original on 2007-08-27. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  3. 1 2 "The decade of the 1890s". Wheaton College faces a new century, Wheaton College, Retrieved 2007-09-07.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Blanchard
President of Wheaton College
Succeeded by
J. Oliver Buswell
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