Biography of Burton K. Blanchet
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Burton K. Blanehet, senior member of the firm of Blanchet, Thornburgh 8: Vandersall, is a native son of Toledo and one of the city's well known investment dealers. He was born February 3, 1888. He attended grammar school at Toledo, was graduated from high school at Terre Haute, Indiana, and attended Rose Polytechnic Institute of that city. His initial business experience was with the Rathbun-Jones Engineering Company of Toledo and later with The General Motors Corporation. He entered the investment field in 1911, becoming associated with Stacy & Braum of Toledo, with whom he remained until 1917, when he organized the investment business of Graves & Blanchet, which in 1918 became known as Graves, Blanchet & Thornburgh. This partnership was continued until January 1, 1922, when Mr. Graves retired and a new partnership under the name of Blanchet, Thornburgh & Vanders11 was established. They deal in municipal bonds and since its inception the business has enjoyed a steady growth, theirs now being one of the representative bond houses of the city:

On May 20, 1915, Mr. Blanchet was united in marriage to Miss Irma M. Ely, daughter of Mrs. Marguerite M. Ely of this city.

In his political views Mr. Blanchet is a republican. He is a member of the Toledo Club, the Inverness Country Cub and Sylvania Golf Club, while fraternally he is a Mason and a Shriner. He is a man of enterprise who displays sound judgment in the management of his business affairs, and he has been no small factor in the success and growth of the bond business of Blanchet, Thornburgh & Vandersall, whose offices are on the third floor of the Second National Bank building. Mr. Blanchet has a wide acquaintance among investment and financial men throughout the country. His residence is at No. 2120 Calumet avenue.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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