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Edwin Oscar Blomquist

Edwin Oscar Blomquist, American candy company executive. Recipient Northwestern University Alumni Association Service award, 1944, Merit award, 1952, Alumni medal, 1957. Served from ensign to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1917-1918. A founder and; Member Northwestern University Associates, Grocer Manufacturers American (past director), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.; Club: University (Chicago).

Background

  • Blomquist, Edwin Oscar was born on May 29, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Oscar F. and Maria C. (Carlson) Blomquist.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1915.

    Career

    • Assistant advertising manager James S. Kirk & Company, Chicago, 1915-1917. With E. J. Brach & Sons, candy manufacturers, Chicago, since 1919, became vice president, 1928, secretary, director sales, advertising, senior vice president, 1954-1963, director, since 1957. Chairman sugar sub-committee Food Industry War Committee.

    Politics

    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

    Membership

    Served from ensign to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1917-1918. A founder and; Member Northwestern University Associates, Grocer Manufacturers American (past director), Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Club: University (Chicago).

    Connections

    • Married Juliette Renken, June 2, 1918 (deceased), 1 son, Edwin Renken.
    • father: Oscar F. Blomquist
    • mother: Maria C. (Carlson) Blomquist
    • spouse: Juliette Renken
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    Born March 29, 1894
    Died June 15, 1965
    (aged 71)
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