Jim Blanchard has dedicated his life to public service and law, serving with distinction as governor of the State of Michigan, ambassador to Canada and a member of the United States Congress

Welcome to Governor James J. Blanchard’s Living History. We are part of the Michigan Political History Society’s Living Library of Michigan Political History. The goals of our Living Library are to record the stories, experiences and observations of major political leaders in Michigan and to broadcast and disseminate these video interviews as widely as possible.

This website was the first step in offering those interviews. Now we are excited that interviews with numerous leading figures of Michigan political history are also available online at jjblivinglibrary.com. We hope you will enjoy them and other upcoming interviews and learn of Michigan’s rich political history.

The Blanchard Story:

James J. Blanchard Video Library Featured Videos:

Part 1: Beginnings