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Jim Blanchard
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United States Ambassador to Canada
In office
August 19, 1993 – March 29, 1996
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Peter Teeley
Succeeded by Gordon Giffin
45th Governor of Michigan
In office
January 1, 1983 – January 1, 1991
Lieutenant Martha Griffiths
Preceded by William Milliken
Succeeded by John Engler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 18th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 1, 1983
Preceded by Robert J. Huber
Succeeded by William Broomfield
Personal details
Born
James Johnston Blanchard

August 8, 1942 (1942-08-08) (age 78)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Paula Blanchard (Divorced 1987)
Janet Blanchard
Education Michigan State University (BA, MBA)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (JD)

James Johnston Blanchard (born August 8, 1942) is an American politician. He is a Democrat. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 through 1983, as the 45th Governor of Michigan from 1983 through 1991, and as United States Ambassador to Canada from 1993 through 1995.

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