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Blaise Michael Lamphier

Blaise Michael Lamphier, American city official, personnel director. Harry S. Truman scholar United States Senate/Truman Foundation, 1983; Blaise Lamphier Day proclaimed By City of Meriden, 1983; named Young Public Administrator of Year State of Connecticut, American Society for Public Administration, 1995.

Background

  • Lamphier, Blaise Michael was born on January 29, 1963 in Meriden, Connecticut, United States. Son of Frank Alfred Junior and Anne Mary (DeMaria) Lamphier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1986. Master of Business Administration, College of William and Mary, 1987.

    Career

    • Legislation intern General Assembly, Office Speaker of the House, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983-1984. State public relations officer Americans for Hart, Storrs, 1984. Operations manager Station WMMW-AM, Meriden, 1987-1988.

      Assistant to city manager/ombudsman City of Meriden, 1988-1992, assistant to city manager/development assistant, 1992-1995, assistant to city manager, personnel director, since 1995. Municipal representative National League of Cities Conference, Boston, 1988, Atlanta, 1989, Houston, 1990, New Orleans, 1992, Minneapolis, 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: writing, film production, music, drama.

    Works

    • Baseball and the Lyrical Life: Poetry and Diamond Dust
    • From the Introduction by Tom Tolnay: Baseball is the perfect poem, with its direct baselines of communication; in its slowly unfolding denouement; in its melodic balance of pure music within the foul poles; and especially in its magical ability to draw all of its drama down to the last strike, the last base hit.
    • Author: (screenplay) Yearning to Breathe Free, 1991, Diamond Dust, 1996. Released album Daze & Knights, 1992 with Checkmate. Professional actor: (theatre) Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, 1995, TheatreWorks, Hartford, Connecticut, 1994, 95, 96.

      (films) I'm Not Rappaport, 1995.

    Membership

    Member Democratic Town Committee, Meriden, 1982-1984, Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee, Meriden, 1989-1991. Board directors Theatre Newington on Stage, 1993-1995. Member International City Managers Association, Holy Family Retreat League (president Meriden chapter 1988-1995), Masons, Kiwanis (board directors 1990-1992).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: writing, film production, music, drama.

    Connections

    • father: Frank Alfred Lamphier Junior
    • mother: Anne Mary (DeMaria) Lamphier
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    Born January 29, 1963
    (age 53)
    • 1986
      Wesleyan University
    • 1987
      College of William and Mary
    • 1983 - 1984
      Legislation intern, General Assembly
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1984
      state public relations officer, Americans for Hart
    • 1987 - 1988
      operations manager, Station WMMW-Master of Arts
      Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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