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James H. Blanchard

James H. BlanchardAKA James Hubert Blanchard

Born: 22-Aug-1941
Birthplace: Augusta, GA

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Synovus Financial, 1971-2005

Military service: US Army (finance officer, 1965-67)

Hired by Columbus Bank and Trust as CEO, succeeding his father, when he was 28 years old. Became CEO of Columbus's parent company, Synovus Financial, the following year.

Father: James J. Blanchard (CEO, Columbus Bank & Trust)
Wife: Frances Sterne (three children)
Son: Jimmy
Son: Billy
Son: David

    University: BBA, University of Georgia (1963)
    University: LLB, University of Georgia (1965)
    Administrator: Board of Regents, Southeastern University (past)

    Synovus Financial CEO (1971-2005)
    Synovus Financial CEO, Columbus Bank and Trust Company (1970-71)
    Member of the Board of Synovus Financial (1971-, as Chairman, 2005-06)
    Member of the Board of AT&T (2006-)
    Member of the Board of Bellsouth (1994-2006)
    Member of the Board of Total System Services (1982-)
    American Bankers Association Board of Directors (past)
    Bankers Roundtable
    Bush-Cheney '04
    The Financial Services Roundtable Chairman (past)
    Friends of Phil Gramm PAC
    Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (past)
    John McCain 2008
    Lead Like Jesus National Advisory Board
    McCain-Palin Victory 2008
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    United Way

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