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Frank Caleb Blodgett

Frank Caleb Blodgett was American food company executive. Recipient Distinguished Service citation Beloit College, 1990.


  • Blodgett, Frank Caleb was born on April 22, 1927 in Janesville, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Frank Caleb Pickard and Dorothy (Korst) Blodgett.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Beloit College, 1950. Postgraduate, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1969.


    • 1st vice president, director Frank H. Blodgett Inc., Janesville, 1947-1961, president, director, 1961-1962. With General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1961-1992, vice president, director marketing, 1967-1969, general manager, vice president, 1969-1973, group vice president, 1973-1976, executive vice president, 1976-1980, vice chairman, 1981-1992, chief finance and administrative officer, 1985-1992, director, 1980-1992. Retired, 1992

      Board directors Medtronic, Inc., Reliastar Finance Corporation and subsidiary, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, HealthSpan Health Systems Corporation.

      Director Waldorf Corporation, since 1993, Diversified Energies Inc.


    Trustee General Mills Foundation, 1980-1992, Washburn Child Guidance Center, 1972-1975, Beloit College, since 1976, Nutrition Foundation, 1980-1984. Board directors Cereal Institute, 1970-1976, chairman, 1973-1974. Board directors Abbott Northwestern Hospital With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO. Member Millers National Federation, Young Millers Organization (past president), United States C. of Chamber (board directors 1982-1988), Greater Minneapolis C. of Chamber (board directors 1975-1976), Phi Kappa Psi (trustee alumni board Beloit 1961-1962), Phi Eta Sigma.


    • Married Jean Ellen Fountain, June 23, 1951. Children: Caleb J., Barbara F., David K.
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    • 1950
      Beloit College
    • 1969
      Advanced Management Program
    • 1947 - 1961
      1st vice president, Frank H. Blodgett Incorporated
      Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1947 - 1961
      director, Frank H. Blodgett Incorporated
      Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1961 - 1992
      with General Mills Incorporated
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1992
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