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Lawyer , business executive

Robert Wilfred Blanchette, Business executive, lawyer. Bar: Connecticut 1957, District of Columbia 1977. Trustee Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 1981. First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1958-1960. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Order of Coif.

Background

Blanchette, Robert Wilfred was born on July 7, 1932 in New Haven. Son of Wilfred H. and Dora R. (deJordy) Blanchette.

Education

Bachelor, University Connecticut, 1953. Woodrow Wilson fellow, Fulbright scholar, University Grenoble, France, 1954. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Yale University, 1957.

Career

Partner firm, Adams, Blanchette & Evans, 1957-1962;general counsel, New York, N.H. & H. R.R., 1963-1968;general attorney, New England Penn Center Company, 1969-1970;executive director, America's Sound Transportation Review Organisation, Washington, 1969-1970;counsel to board of trustees, Penn Center Transportation Company, Philadelphia, 1970-1974;trustee, Penn Center Transportation Company, Philadelphia, since 1974; chairman of the board of trustees, chief Executive officer, Penn Center Transportation Company, Philadelphia, 1975-1978;partner firm, Alston, Miller & Gaines, Washington, 1976-1981;administrator, Federal R.R. Administration, Washington, 1981-1983;president, chief Executive officer, The TGV Company, Washington, 1983-1989;private practice law, Washington, since 1983;of counsel, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, Washington, since 1989;vice president law, general counsel, Association of America Railroads, Washington, 1990-1997. Tutor Yale University, 1961-1968.

Achievements

  • Bar: Connecticut 1957, District of Columbia 1977.

Membership

Trustee Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 1981. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1958-1960. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Order of Coif.

Clubs: Yale (New York City). Columbia Country (Chevy Chase, Maryland).

Connections

Married Marna Madelaire Nielsen, May 17, 1969. Children: Pierre de Jordy, Valerie Claude.

father:
Wilfred H. Blanchette

mother:
Dora R. (deJordy) Blanchette

spouse:
Marna Madelaire Nielsen

child:
Pierre de Jordy Blanchette

child:
Valerie Claude Blanchette