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speaker of the house , State legislator

Donald Joseph Blandford, State legislator, speaker of the house. Recipient Helping Hand award March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation, 1986, Distinguished Citizen's award Kentuckians Better Transportation, 1986, Community Svc. award Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, 1986, President's award Kentucky Harness Racing Association, 1986, Mayor's award, Owensboro, 1988. chairman Southern States Speakers Conference, 1987-1988.

Background

Blandford, Donald Joseph was born on April 4, 1938 in Owensboro, Kentucky, United States. Son of Joseph E. and Pearl Blandford.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Owensboro, 1955.

Career

Butcher, Krogers Store, Owensboro, 1955-1975; state representative, Kentucky General Assembly, Frankfort, since 1968; speaker pro-tempore, Kentucky General Assembly, Frankfort, 1983-1984; speaker of the house, Kentucky General Assembly, Frankfort, since 1985; vice chairman southern growth policies board, vice chairman of the executive committee southern legislation conference, Kentucky General Assembly, Frankfort, since 1983; co-chairman legislation research commission, rules committee, Kentucky General Assembly, Frankfort, since 1985; Chairman of Commission on committee, Kentucky General Assembly, Frankfort, since 1985. Co-chairman Task Force on Education Reform, since 1989.

Membership

Chairman Southern States Speakers Conference, 1987-1988.

Connections

Married Mary Jane Blandford, May 20, 1964.

father:
Joseph E.

mother:
Pearl Blandford

spouse:
Mary Jane Blandford