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Blatchford, Joseph Hoffer was born on June 7, 1934 in Milwaukee. Son of George and Zoe (Hoffer) Blatchford.


Bachelor Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1956. Juris Doctor, University California, Berkeley, 1961. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Seton Hall University, 1969.

HHD (honorary), Chapman College, 1969. Student, Kenyon College, 1970. Student, Westminster College, 1972.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Fairfield U, 1972.


Bar: District of Columbia 1977, United States Court International Trade 1981. Legislation assistant committee education and labor United States Congress, Washington, 1957-1958. Founder, executive director Acción en Venezuela, Caracas, 1961-1964.

Founder Aç+220o Communitaria do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1966-1967. Acción International, New York City, 1964-1969. Director United States Peace Corps, Washington, 1969-1972.

Founding director Action, Washington, 1971-1972. International management consultant, Los Angeles, 1973-1975. Deputy under secretary Department Commerce, Washington, 1976-1977.

Partner Blatchford, Epstein & Brady, Washington, 1980-1983, O'Connor & Hannan, Washington, 1983^. Professor political science Whittier (California) College, 1973. Producer, commentator Station National Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles, California-television (NBC), Los Angeles, 1973-1974.

General counsel East-West Trade Council, 1977-1980. President Ventana Assocs., Inc., Washington, since 1980, Committee for the Caribbean, 1978-1979, also trustee. Trustee Caribbean/L.Am.

Action, since 1983;chairman regional commission White House Fellows, 1975-1977. Special consultant on social policy Bank American, 1973-1975, President cabinet committee opportunities for Spanish Speaking, 1974. Consultant Latin American policy Institute Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, 1969.

Director Applied Solar Energy Corporation,1979-1983. Member Center Study Hemispheric Priorities, American Enterprise Institute, 1979-1985, communications of Califs., 1978-1980, international advisory board United States-Mexico Studies Center, University of California-San Diego, 1980-1985, President Cabinet Committee on theAging, 1971-1972, special envoy to Peru for Earthquake Relief, 1970. Lecturer Inter-American Defense College, 1978.

Member of advisory board National Victims of Crime, 1983-1988. Organizer sports and music goodwill tour Latin American, People toPeople Foundation and Institute International Education, 1959. Member of advisory council Latin American Institute Heritage Foundation, 1986-1991.

Republican candidate for Congress, 1969, 76. Member Republican State Center Committee, California, 1973-1976, steering committee Bush for President, 1979-1980, advisory council Republican National Committee, member committee nat. security and international affairs, 1978-1981. Second lieutenant United States Army, 1956-1957.


Member, President's Cabinet Committee on the Aging, 1972. Chairman, Regional Commission, White House Fellows, 1975-1977. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce, 1976-1977.

President, Committee for the Caribbean, 1978-1979. General Counsel, East-West Trade Council, 1977-1979. Member, Advisory Council, Republican National Committee, 1978-1987.

Member, Board of Directors, Applied Solar Energy Corporation, 1980-1982. Member, Board of Trustees, Caribbean Latin American Action, 1983—. Member, Advisory Committee, Heritage Foundation Latin American Institute, 1985-1989.

Member, Advisory Board, The Art Museum of the Americas. Member: The District of Columbia Bar. American Bar Association.

Military: 2nd Lieutenant, United States. Army, Armor, 1956-1957. United States. Army Reserve, 1956-1964.


Married Winifred Marich, December 27, 1967. Children: Andrea Nichole, Nicholas George, Antonia Nason.