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|United States Ambassador to Canada|
August 19, 1993 – March 29, 1996
|Preceded by||Peter Teeley|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Giffin|
|45th Governor of Michigan|
January 1, 1983 – January 1, 1991
|Preceded by||William Milliken|
|Succeeded by||John Engler|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 18th district
January 3, 1975 – January 1, 1983
|Preceded by||Robert J. Huber|
|Succeeded by||William Broomfield|
James Johnston Blanchard
August 8, 1942
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Paula Blanchard (Divorced 1987)
|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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