Blanchard, Charles Albert 1848-1925

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BLANCHARD, Charles Albert 1848-1925

PERSONAL: Born November 8, 1848, in Galesburg, IL; died December 20, 1925, in Wheaton, IL; son of Jonathan (a minister and educator) and Mary Avery (Bent) Blanchard; married Ella Milligan, 1873. Education: Wheaton College, graduated, 1870.

CAREER: National Christian Association, lecturer against Freemasonry, c. 1870-72; Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, principal of preparatory school, 1872-78, professor of English language and literature and vice president of the college, 1878-82, president, 1882-1925. Ordained Congregational minister, 1882; College Church of Christ, pastor, 1882-83; Chicago Avenue Church (also known as Moody Church), preacher, c. 1883-85. Conservative Protestant Colleges of America (later Association of Conservative Evangelical Colleges), founding member, 1924.

MEMBER: National Christian Association (president, 1903).

WRITINGS:

Educational Papers, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1883.

Modern Secret Societies, National Christian Association (Chicago, IL), 1903, 8th edition, 1938.

Light on the Last Days: Being Familiar Talks on the Book of Revelation, Bible Institute Colportage Association (Chicago, IL), 1913.

Getting Things from God, Bible Institute Colportage Association (Chicago, IL), 1915.

Visions and Voices, Christian Alliance Publishing (New York, NY), 1916.

An Old Testament Gospel: A Prophet's Message to Men of Today, Bible Institute Colportage Association (Chicago, IL), 1918.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Blanchard, F. C., The Life of Charles Albert Blanchard, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1932.*