Blodgett, John W. (John Wood), 1860-1951

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John W. Blodgett, Jr. (1901-1987) was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 24, 1901. His father John W. Blodgett, Sr. was prominent in the timber industry. Blodgett Sr. was principal of the Blodgett firm during the late 1800s and early 1900s and served as president of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association. Blodgett, Sr. owned timber lands in the lake states region and in the south and west.

Blodgett, Jr. graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in 1923. Like his father he became active in the timber industry. After being appointed as a director of the U.S. National Bank in 1929 (a post he held until 1952) he was appointed chairman of the Blodgett Co., Ltd., in 1932. Over the years he served various timber companies in different capacities, including that of president of the Michigan-California Lumber Company, president of Consolidated Timber Company, chairman of the Western Management Company, secretary and board member of the Hill-Davis Lumber Company, director and secretary of the Arcata Redwood Company, director of Arcata National Corporation and director of the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company.

In addition to his work in the timber industry, Blodgett, Jr. was a trustee of the Blodgett Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, beginning in 1941. He was active in Harvard University affairs and served on various overseers' committees.

Blodgett, Jr. married Sarah Reed Gallagher in 1939. They had three children - Julia Reed, Katherine (who later became involved in Western Management Company), and Sarah Wood. Blodgett, Jr.'s second wife was Edith Irwin Ferris, whom he married in 1967. Blodgett, Jr. died on October 27, 1987.

From the guide to the John W. Blodgett, Jr. papers, 1936-1964, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Marshall L. Cook and William R. Cook papers, 1880-1945 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Blodgett family. Blodgett family papers, 1872-1953 (bulk 1884-1934). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Blodgett Family papers, 1872-1953, 1884-1934 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Emerson R. Boyles papers, 1879-1911 and 1931-1960 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Wright-Blodgett Company. Wright-Blodgett Company records, 1901-1935. Oregon State University Libraries
creatorOf Carton, John J. (John Jay), 1856-1934. John J. Carton papers, 1883-1921. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Blodgett Family papers, 1872-1953, 1884-1934 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Howard Cyrus Lawrence Papers, 1916-1966 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Boyles, Emerson R., 1881-1960. Emerson R. Boyles papers, 1879-1911 and 1931-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf John W. Blodgett, Jr. papers, 1936-1964 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Louis Carlisle Walker papers, 1881-1963 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955. Marshall L. Cook papers, 1880-1945. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn John J. Carton Papers, 1883-1921 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Wright-Blodgett Company Records, ca. 1901-1935 Oregon State University Archives
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
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associatedWith Blodgett family. family
associatedWith Blodgett Family. family
associatedWith Boyles, Emerson R., 1881-1960. person
associatedWith Carton, John J. (John Jay), 1856-1934. person
associatedWith Cook, Marshall L., 1858-1955. person
associatedWith Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961 person
correspondedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Walker, L. C. (Louis Carlisle), 1875-1963. person
associatedWith Wright-Blodgett Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wright-Blodgett Company. corporateBody
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Pacific Northwest History
Timber--Economic aspects--Northwest, Pacific
Timber--Economic aspects
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Birth 1860-07-26

Death 1951-11-21

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