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Bio

P. Brand Blanshard
The Michigan Alumnus 488-492


Brand Blanshard, Assistant Professor
 of Philosophy, was born at Fredericks
burg, Ohio, August 27, 1892. He re
ceived his A. B. in 1914 at the University
 of Michigan, and his A. M. at Columbia 
University. In 1920 he took the degree 
of B. Sc. at the University of Oxford, 
 England, and in 1921 a Ph. D. at Har
vard. 



Professor Blanshard is a member of
 Phi Beta Kappa and of Delta Sigma 
Rho. He was winner of the University, 
 Michigan State, and Western Interstate
 Oratorical contests in the Peace Series, also of the National Contest at Lake 
Mohank, N. Y., in 1912. In 1913 he 
was University medallist in public speak
ing. In the same year he was Rhodes 
Scholar from Michigan; and he spent
 1913-15, 1919-20, in the study of philos
ophy at Merton College, Oxford, under 
the direction of H. H. Joachim, during 
which time he studied four months in 
Germany. He was President of the Ox
ford University Cosmopolitan Club in
 1914, and of the American Club in 1920. He was also a member of the Merton 
tennis team in 1920. 


In 1915 he joined the British Army 
Y.M.C.A. and went to Mesopotamia. 
 At Busrah he served as secretary of 
the base camp of the British Expedition
ary Force. In 1916-17 he was student
 secretary in Bombay, India, from which 
place he returned to America in 1917
 via China and Japan. He served with 
the United States Army during 1918 and
1919 and became instructor in the A. E. 
F. School at Beaune, France, in 1919. 


Professor Blanshard has published 
"The Church and the Polish Immigrant," 
the report of a sociological inquiry con-
ducted in Philadelphia under direction
 of Professor John Dewey.


On November 3, 1918, Professor
 Blanshard was married to Frances Mar
garet Bradshaw, daughter of Professor 
Margaret R. Bradshaw of Smith Col
lege.