Lorne Earl Blanchard

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Lorne Earl Blanchard (June 6, 1883[1] – 1967[2]) was an American-born machinist and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Cumberland from 1948 to 1952 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Liberal.

He was born in San Antonio, Texas,[3] the son of C.L. Blanchard and Caroline Woodbury, and was educated in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] Blanchard went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps and came to Canada in 1906.[3] In 1910, he married Myrtle Cousins.[1] He served on the town council for Creighton, Saskatchewan and on the local school board. Blanchard was also a justice of the peace and a registrar for vital statistics. He worked for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and as a foreman for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company and taught six years in the machine shop at the University of Saskatchewan. Around 1958, Blanchard moved to Saskatoon.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, G Pierre (1952). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly, Saskatchewan" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c "Leaving Creighton, Pioneer Couple Honored by Friends". Star-Phoenix. Saskatoon. June 25, 1958. p. 27. Retrieved 2012-06-13.