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food company executive

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.


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


1st vice-president, director, Frank H. Blodgett Inc., Janesville, 1947-1961;president, director, Frank H. Blodgett Inc., Janesville, 1961-1962;with, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1961-1992;vice-president, director marketing, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1967-1969;general manager, vice president, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1969-1973;group vice president, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1973-1976;executive vice president, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1976-1980;vice chairman, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1981-1992;chief finance and administrative officer, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1985-1992;director, General Mills Inc., Minneapolis, 1980-1992;retired, 1992. Board directors Medtronic, Inc., Reliastar Finance Corporation and subsidiary, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, HealthSpan Health Sys. Corporation; director Waldorf Corporation, since 1993.


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.

Frank Caleb Pickard Blodgett

Dorothy (Korst) Blodgett

Jean Ellen Fountain

Caleb J. Blodgett

Barbara F. Blodgett

David K. Blodgett