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Banker

Irving Ivey Blanford, American banker. Member Centenary United Methodist Church; Member of Dunes Club, Eastern Carolina Yacht Club (treasurer 1956-1957), Rotary Club (president 2028-2029), New Bern Golf & Country Club, Shriners, Masons, Elks (exalted ruler 1938).

Background

Blanford, Irving Ivey was born on January 8, 1899 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of George Thomas and Claude Meredith (Sessoms) Blanford.

Education

Student, Virginia Military Institute, 1918.

Career

; children— Virginia Caroline Blanford Nicewander, Gladys Sessoms Blanford Godwin, Claudia Maria Blanford Hubbard. Radio operator Panama R.R., 1920. Secretary Commercial Hardware Company, Norfolk, Virginia, 1922-1925.

Salesman Chas. Syer & Company, Norfolk, 1926-1928. Food broker, New Bern, North Carolina, 1928-1929. Manufacturers representative National Sugar Refining Company, New Jersey, New York City, 1930-1941.

Executive director public housing City of NewBern, 1945-1969. Chairman of the executive committee Bank of New Bern, 1959-1963, president, 1962-1972, director, 1957-1972. Director New Bern Morris Plan Company, 1943-1957.

Chairman local board North Carolina National Bank, New Bern, since 1972. Member Centenary United Methodist Church.

Membership

Member Centenary United Methodist Church. Member of Dunes Club, Eastern Carolina Yacht Club (treasurer 1956-1957), Rotary Club (president 2028-2029), New Bern Golf & Country Club, Shriners, Masons, Elks (exalted ruler 1938).

Connections

Married Gladys Simmons Johnson, September 7, 1935 (deceased 1966). Children: Virginia Caroline Blanford Nicewander, Gladys Sessoms Blanford Godwin, Claudia Maria Blanford Hubbard.

father:
George Thomas Blanford

mother:
Claude Meredith (Sessoms) Blanford

spouse:
Gladys Simmons Johnson

child:
Claudia Maria Blanford Hubbard Blanford

child:
Gladys Sessoms Blanford Godwin Blanford

child:
Virginia Caroline Blanford Nicewander Blanford